Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has arranged five-tier security measurers centring two cricket events -- Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and tour of England Under-19 team -- in the port city.
Talking to the media after holding a security coordination meeting with the authorities concerned at its headquarters, CMP Commissioner Mahbubor Rahman said CMP has chalked out five-tier security for the players at the venue, while a 5,000 law enforcers will discharge their duties during the matches.
“Proper security measures have been taken from CMP in hotels -- where the players would stay -- and stadiums, while SWAT, Quick Response Team (QRT) and Special Branch personnel will also be deployed along with regular forces to avert any untoward situation,” said the CMP chief.
Two additional commissioners, Deputy Commissioners (DC) of CMP's four zones, Bangladesh Cricket Board officials, Rab and others respective officials including Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, and others were also present at the meeting.
As per decisions made at the meeting, spectators cannot carry any bag, backpack, glass bottles, placards, electronic cables or any kind of electronic devices except for mobile phones. Apart from that, no racist and radical banners and posters will be allowed, said the CMP commissioner.
In the Chattogram leg of BPL, 10 matches of seven teams will be held at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium between January 25 and January 30, while several matches between Bangladesh U-19 and England U-19 teams will be held in two phases from February 4 to February 19, said police.