England and New Zealand will clash in the opening encounter of the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 5 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. To ensure maximum security for the high-profile match, a police force of more than 3,500 personnel and officers is going to be deployed.
“The World Cup is beginning from October 5. A match between New Zealand and England will be played here. The police have made all the arrangements. A police force of more than 3,500 including three Additional commissioners, 13 DCP rank officers and 18 ACPs will be used with 500 home guards,” Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police Gyanender Singh Malik told Media.
“Traffic diversion has also been done which we have shared on our social media account. We also have 9 bomb disposal squad teams. A quick response team is also there and we are also conducting evacuation drills at the spot,” he added.
A resilient New Zealand will once again step out on the field of cricket seeking revenge for wounds that were inflicted on them by hard-hitting England four years ago. They will re-ignite their rivalry once again in the ODI World Cup campaign opener on Thursday.
“People should watch the match peacefully and need not create any conflict with each other. Eatables and water bottles are not allowed inside the stadium. People can carry the National flags of their teams with them but it must be without sticks,” GS Malik added.