The Board of Control for Cricket in India has accepted the demand of the Mumbai police as the board ready to pay the actual cost for the security provided by the local police during the warm-up match between India A and England XI at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, which will start on Wednesday.
After the decision of the Indian cricket board, the fans will be permitted free entry to watch Captain Cool's final match as captain.
As per a statement in The Indian Express, the Mumbai Police was demanded of Rs 60 lakhs to provide security for the practice matches, which would have deprived the fans of watching Dhoni play as Indian skipper in blues for one final time in front of their eyes.
Since the west stand was undergoing renewal, entry in the much-awaited match for the fans would be restricted to the north and east stands, which can accommodate around 10,000 fans, which confirmed by a Cricket Club of India official to ESPNcricinfo.
The official stated, "There were only 40 policepersons who were set to be deployed initially. There are normally hardly 200-300 people for warm-up matches, but with Dhoni [possibly] playing his last match as a captain, the game has become high profile. There will be a bigger crowd now. So, more police personnel will have to be deployed; there will be around 300 police persons now.”
It also came to listen to if the stands were filled by 3 pm, an hour and a half after the start of the game, the gates of the stadium will be closed.