The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has tightened security around the strip at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur for the third and final One-day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand, to be played on October 29.
“We have to be more careful after the incident in Pune. The police officials have been told that only individuals with valid accreditation can enter the stadium. This practice was already in place but we are extra-cautious now,” Yudhvir Singh told PTI.
“The groundsmen too have been instructed that they don’t need to discuss the nature of the pitch with anyone. What’s the need for that anyway,” Yudhvir added.
Shiv Kumar was shifted to Ghazipur ever since UP Police arrested three bookies for tampering with playing conditions before an IPL game earlier this year.
The Green Park will host its first ever ODI under lights on Sunday.