Team India players will be without the usual security that companies them in the country ahead of the second T20I against South Africa in Mohali. The Chandigarh police has refused to provide security to the players due to some financial issues. According to report, the BCCI has not deposited a fee of Rs 9 crore to Chandigarh police, forcing the latter to deny security cover.
Both the teams landed in Mohali on Monday ahead of the penultimate game of the series. The Mohali police gave the players the required security cover till the territory of Chandigarh police started. But to everyone’s surprise, the Chandigarh police did not turn out to provide the much-needed security.
🛫 Off to Mohali. pic.twitter.com/IbooDEhy2H
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) September 16, 2019
But fortunately, both the teams reached their hotels successfully. With Chandigarh police pulling out, private security arrangements have been provided to them, according to Times Now.
Meanwhile, the first game of the three-match series was washed out in Dharamsala on Sunday. A win in the second game on Wednesday will give the winner an unassailable lead in the series. Unlike the weather condition in the previous game, the forecast for the upcoming game is very promising. If the conditions stay as forecast suggests, it will be a full 40-over game.
India will be fancying their chances against the Proteas who have struggled in recent months. India will be brimming with confidence after the highly-successful tour of West Indies where they did not lose a single game. The Virat Kohli-led side won the T20Is 2-0, ODIs 2-0 and the Tests 2-0. Prior to that, India had made it to the semifinal of the World Cup.
South Africa, on the other hand, exited the World Cup at the group stage. They also have a new captain in Quinton de Kock for the tough series against India.