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Broad, Koertzen denied entry to stadium

April 16, 2005 19:03 IST

Match Referee Chris Broad and neutral umpire Rudi Koertzen were on Saturday at the receiving end of the high security arrangements at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium as they were stopped from entering the ground this afternoon.

Broad and Koertzen, who arrived at the stadium to have a look at the ground, were stopped by the security officials at the gate and did not allow them to enter the stadium premises till the Delhi and District Cricket Association officials intervened and took them inside.

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Even the media needed a lot of persuasion skills and even had to indulge in heated discussions with the authorities, as they were initially not allowed to enter the stadium.

A three-layer security ring has been thrown around the stadium, the venue for the sixth and final one-day international which will be witnessed by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairman Sonia Gandhi and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee among others.

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