Security drill in Ctg
Players are in the field and the match gets underway with the first delivery bowled. Just then a large explosion happens in the eastern gallery of the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city. The clouds of smoke and blaze make the spectators and players frightened. The terrorist attack has injured four cricket fans.
But the terrorists could do nothing more as the law enforcers and armed forces reacted quickly. The joint team members rapidly moved to the ground. Police and Special Forces cordoned off the players and the umpires. Fire fighters doused the flame within two minutes and rescued the injured.
The Air Force helicopter landed at Women's Krira Complex ground adjacent to the stadium. The armed commandoes and Special Forces entered the ground one after another through the passageway and rescued the players.
Meanwhile the army tanks and other commandoes entered the VIP and VVIP gallery gate. The joint forces took control of the whole ground and the gallery within 10 to 15 minutes.
This was the scene at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Thursday during a dummy rehearsal for protecting the players, higher officials of ICC and BCB, VIP- VVIPs and above all the audience.
A total of 1500 members of joint forces participated in the dummy operation.
After the security drill CMP Commissioner Abul Kasem told journalists that the safety management rehearsal was completed for the World Cup matches to be held on March 11 and 14 at the ground.
“3,500 members of law enforcers will control the whole security system during the matches in the port city”, he added.
The Commissioner said, “Situation inside the gallery and different boxes will be under close watch and monitoring through 58 CC cameras and the outside condition will be observed through other cameras from venue operation centre.”