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Arrangements in Place for Safety, Security of Participants

Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup begins from November 24 in Bhubaneshwar

All the contributors together with group officers are being subjected to necessary Covid-19 assessments each 72 hours.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: November 23, 2021, 20:16 IST


Security, and security would be the key for the profitable conduct of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup right here on the blue turf of Kalinga Stadium.

Hosts Odisha in affiliation with Hockey India have put all required preparations in place for all 16 taking part groups together with Pakistan, that are tenting in Bhubaneswar metropolis and on the point of battle it out for high honours within the event. The gamers and group officers are being hosted in a bio-secure bubble given the Covid-19 scenario, officers stated on Tuesday.

The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate has made elaborate safety preparations for the mega sporting occasion whereas Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) have embellished town.

Police commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi stated that 5 ASPs, eight DSPs, 26 Inspectors, 72 Officers, 30 Havildars, and round 20 platoons have been deployed for the occasion.

The cops will stay current on the gates and inner periphery of the stadium in addition to on the bottom they usually have been briefed concerning the gamers’ safety, he stated.

As no spectators can be allowed into the stadium to witness the matches, there isn’t any stress on site visitors preparations, stated Priyadarshi.

Speaking about preparations made for the groups at their locations of keep, the police commissioner stated, “The security of foreign teams especially Pakistan is at our top priority. Police escort is being provided to the players starting from their arrival at the airport to their hotels and the stadium.”

Besides, sufficient police personnel are deployed on the motels, the place the gamers are staying, he said.

“I believe that the event will be a success as Bhubaneswar police have experience in providing security arrangements during the World Cup, Champions Trophy, and FIH Hockey Pro League,” the commissioner stated.

Similarly, BMC commissioner Sanjay Singh stated the company is taking care of sanitization on the stadium and in addition different locations.

The metropolis partitions have been decked up with work whereas vibrant lights have been placed on main streets.

All the contributors together with group officers are being subjected to necessary Covid-19 assessments each 72 hours.

However, there’s certainly disappointment among the many hockey lovers, because the occasion won’t have any spectators as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

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