According to latest cricket news, Himachal Pradesh police have demanded Rs 70 lakh from the state cricket association to provide security for the fifth and the final ODI match played between India and England in Dharmsala on January 27.
As per reports published in Times of India, the bill given by the state police to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) officials, who said it was unprecedented, and now the state cricket association is planning to hire a private security agencies for the job.
In a press release, the HPCA said, “The officials had a meeting with the police over the issue and even tried convincing them to withdraw the unfair demand.”
Talking to media, HPCA spokesperson Mohit Sood said, “Do the police demand the security fee when a dignitary visits, say from England? The state government should consider itself lucky for getting the opportunity to host this international game in our small hill state.”
Further, Mr. Sood told media that the state cricket association has raised the issue with local officials and looking for the solution by the end of this week.
He said if no decision comes on this then the governing body will be forced to hire a private security agency for the job.