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BCCI, CA officials review security in Hyderabad

February 25, 2013 18:21 IST

BCCI and Cricket Australia officials on Monday reviewed the security arrangements in Hyderabad and met the city's police commissioner ahead of the second cricket Test between India and Australia, scheduled to be held from March 2-5.

Security has been beefed up in the wake of last Thursday's serial blasts in the city.

Senior board officials along with the security head of Cricket Australia assessed the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the venue for the match, though Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) secretary M V Sridhar called it a routine affair.

Ratnakar Shetty, the BCCI general manager - cricket development, came from Mumbai for the meeting.

The HCA official said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy "assured them of full security".

"He said he would not compromise on anything. He assured us full support," Sridhar said.

He also added that if the Australians have any specific demands, the host association will consider them.

Terror struck the city killing 12 people and injuring 84 others last Thursday evening when two blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area.

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