Mumbai turns fortress for World Cup final

first_imgIndia will play Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.As Mumbai prepares for the ICC World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday, the city has virtually turned into a fortress. Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, in addition to the Mumbai Police, have been deployed heavily to ensure a tight security blanket over the city. This comes after successful conduct of high voltage semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. The presence of the two countries’ prime ministers along with several other dignitaries had seen unprecedented security cover all around the city. Now, as Mumbai braces for the finals at Wankhede Stadium, it is the city’s turn to be fortified, especially in the wake of some terror threats issued earlier to disrupt the World Cup. The roads leading up to the stadium have already been cordoned off two days before the match. Even officials were being allowed inside after security checks. Several high profile dignitaries, including President Pratibha Patil, her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa and BJP president Nitin Gadkari have already announced their decision to watch the match. The Sri Lankan team has arrived in the city for the match, while the Men in Blue were on their way to the city from Mohali on Thursday afternoon.last_img

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