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WC 2013: Pak women team housed at Barabati stadium

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Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 16:28 [IST]
 
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Cuttack, Jan 29: Following protests all over the state, Orissa Cricket Association has made separate arrangements for Pakistan Women's cricket team inside the Barabati Stadium at Cuttack since the five-star hotels were reluctant to provide accomodation.

Amidst chaos ICC Women's World Cup 2013 is being hosted by India after shifting Pakistan team's matches from Mumbai to Cuttack following protests by Shivsena.

Pak women team stays at Barabati stadium

Since there were protests all over the state, the Pakistan cricket team has been confined to the stadium, as the star hotels in the city denied accomodation.

An ICC spokesperson also confirmed that the team was staying at the stadium due to security reasons.

"I can confirm the team is staying at the Barabati stadium," an ICC spokeswoman told AFP from Cuttack.

"The ICC considered all options and the best security for the teams, and we have chosen to use the Barabati stadium clubhouse," the spokeswoman added.

Though Pakistan team manager Ayesha Ashar said that the team was happy with the arrangements at the stadium, this further suggests that BCCI has not been taking proper care before for making security arrangements at a venue that is hosting a World Cup match.

"The arrangements are more like we get in Pakistan," Ashar was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency. "We are happy with the facilities provided to us by the organisers."

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Story first published:  Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 14:56 [IST]
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