Australian hockey team arrives in Delhi amid tight security

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New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Australian hockey team arrived amid tight security here today to participate in the World Cup beginning February 28.

Security agencies has thrown a thick security blanket for the players after Indian media reported threats to sporting events made by an arm of Al-Qaeda.

The security measures were also aimed at giving assurance the players who were hesitant to compete in India following the bomb blast in Pune.

New Delhi is hosting the 12-team hockey World Cup from February 28 to March 13 and is gearing up for the Commonwealth Games in October. (ANI)

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