Tension in Mumbai over T20 match, police refuses to give security
In December, a series of three T20 matches will be played against the West Indies. The first match of the series is scheduled to be played on 6 December at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, but due to the intervention of the polic.
In December, a series of three T20 matches will be played against the West Indies. The first match of the series is scheduled to be played on 6 December at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, but due to the intervention of the police, the match is hanging in the balance.
The Mumbai Police has expressed its inability to provide adequate security arrangements during T20 due to excessive busyness on 6 December. On December 6, Babri Masjid is the first anniversary of the demolition after the historic decision of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case. There is also the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
After the Supreme Court's decision, extra care will be taken on the first anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition. On the other hand, lakhs of followers descend on Shivaji Park on the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. On this occasion, police force will be deployed for security.
Officials of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will soon meet the Joint Commissioner (Law and Order) to discuss the issue. Sources said that the match has been asked to be done elsewhere.
The MCA may request that the Mumbai Police provide at least 20% security. The rest can be managed through private security agencies. If the MCA does not get a favorable response from the Mumbai Police, it can inform the BCCI about the situation.
It is also possible that the BCCI may postpone the match by a day, as cricket fans are seen with great interest in Mumbai. The remaining two matches of the series are scheduled to be played on December 8 and 11 in Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad respectively.