The Fatorda One Day International between India and Sri Lanka on February 14 has been insured to the tune of Rs. 4,25,50,000 (Four crore twenty five lakh and fifty thousand) with New India Assurance Company, Margao.
Goa Cricket Association secretary Chetan Dessai told Herald on Tuesday that the insurance cover would encompass all aspects of staging the match including public liability, gate money and ball boys.
The break-up of the insurance cover is as follows: Public Liability â€” Rs 2 crores; gate money â€” Rs 1.25 crores; match expenses â€” Rs 1 crore; ball boys â€” Rs 50,000.
The GCA has already paid a premium of Rs 1,16,218 to New India Assurance.
Meanwhile, Central Industrial Security Force and Top Security Force from Mumbai will be in charge of the security arrangements inside and outside the Nehru Stadium.
GCA Secretary Chetan Dessai said Goa police personnel who will take positions at the stadium on the day of the match would look into the law and order problem arising from the match.
CISF staff will be deployed at the periphery zone outside the stadium while the remainder will take positions inside the stadium.
Entry to the stadium will be manned by a top security from Mumbai. The Mumbai agency will get 150 staff from Mumbai to Goa.
Chetan said adequate parking facilities will be provided for cricket fans outside the stadium.
Security concerns of the players and other dignitaries were top priority for the BCCI and no one without valid identity cards will be allowed inside the stadium.
â€œIf a minister turns for the match without his identity card, he will not be allowed inside the stadium,â€ maintained Chetan.
â€˜â€˜Metal detectors would be installed at eleven points. No vehicles will be allowed inside the stadium with the exception of team vehicles, ministers and Nimbus production crews,â€ continued Chetan.
Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah, local ministers, Dilip Vengsarkar, chairman of BCCI selection committee and former cricketer Brijesh Patel are expected to witness the match.
Meanwhile, the sale of tickets for theÂ Fatorda One Day International between India and Sri Lanka, on February 14, has been started at selected local bank outlets in Goa.