Stringent security will not put pressure on players: Sachin

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Bangalore, Sep 29 (UNI) Star batsman and master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar today said tight security measures in the wake of bomb blasts in different parts of the country may not affect the players much during the four-Test series against Australia, starting here from October 9.

Talking to newspersons here, Sachin said, ''I do not think it (Security) bothers us. It is our home land and in our own country, I do not think any one will harm us.

''We have confidence that nothing bad will happen. People in their home land should be free to move anywhere and at any time. I do not think there will be security concern,'' he added.

Replying to a question on whether the Australian players would be under pressure for security reasons, Sachin said he would not be able to comment on what Australians might feel, but as far as the Indian players were concerned, they need not bother.

Following the recent serial blasts in the city and elsewhere in the country, city police had tightened the security at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, where the Indian players began their week-long conditioning camp.

Metal detectors, CCTV cameras and a posse of policemen, many of whom were armed, could be witnessed in-and-around the stadium.

Even some of the journalists were screened by security personnel, who insisted on a pass or identification card. The authorities had decided to issue temporary passes for scribes covering the camp, which ends on October 4.

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