Police demand 'exorbitant' fees for Eden Gardens security

With Eden expected to witness a full house during the game, and a lot of events planned around Tendulkar's swangsong match at the venue and other areas in the city, the police have argued they would have to make maximum use of the resources at their disposal to maintain peace.

updated: November 03, 2013 20:39 IST
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Kolkata: The Kolkata Police have demanded a seven-time higher amount than on previous occasions from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for providing security during the India-West Indies Test match at the Eden Gardens, beginning November 6.

The CAB has termed the demand "too exorbitant".

The CAB, which paid Rs.5 lakh when it organised a Test match here last year, has been asked to shell out Rs.35 lakh by the police, which argued that additional arrangements, including more manpower deployment, have to be made in view of the frenzy around Sachin Tendulkar - playing his 199th and penultimate Test match of his career.

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