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Security Tightened For World Cup Cricket Matches

Feb 18, 2011 11:24:42 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Organizing Committee for the Cricket World Cup 2011 matches in Sri Lanka has taken steps to tighten security during the matches.

The organizing committee has said that steps have been taken to tighten security at the Katunayake International Airport, the route from the airport to Colombo, the hotels where the teams will be residing and the match venues.

Tournament director for the World Cup matches, Suraj Dandeniya has told the media that special security measures would be out in place during the matches with assistance from the police and army.

The first World Cup 2011 cricket match in Sri Lanka is scheduled to be played at the Sooriyawewea Stadium in Hambantota on Sunday (20).