Sunday, March 27, 2011

Security Tigntened for Semi Final between Pakistan and India

MOHALI: Security tigthtened at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium on Sunday as India training session ahead of the high-profile World Cup semi-final against Pakistan.

Match between the India & Pakistan on Indian soil since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, gained an added security headache Sunday when Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani confirmed he will attend Wednesday’s match.

Police were there in greater numbers in and around the ground on Sunday and there were even “media security officers” escorting reporters into the ground.

Pakistan, the 1992 champions, were put through their paces once again by coach Waqar Younis

The India squad arrived for their scheduled training session today, with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh the only notable absentee.

However, it was notable how Sachin Tendulkar, who comes into this game on the back of 99 hundreds, stood away from the fray and opted for the more traditional warm-up method of knocking in a few bats.