Maharashtra to charge ICC for personal security to players

Mumbai, Feb 22 (PTI) Maharashtra government has made itclear that it would charge extra money from the InternationalCricket Council (ICC) for providing personal security to theplayers during the World Cup matches in Mumbai and Nagpur.

"The Maharashtra government would charge for the personalsecurity provided to the players and security inside thestadium," a senior official from Home Department, said today.

The general security including vehicle traffic wouldbe handled by Maharashtra police as a part of ''bandobast''during the World Cup matches.

ICC members had met Home Minister R R Patil earlier thismonth to chalk out security plans for the World Cup matches tobe held in Mumbai from March 22-28 and on April 2, and inNagpur on February 22-28 and March 12.

The ICC had sought for personal security for all theplayers at the hotel where they would be staying and also onthe travel route of the players from the hotel to the stadiumand back.

The government charges organisations for extra securityrequirements provided for the sports events, apartfrom the regular security.

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