Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Ringed by commandos and crack units of the Mumbai police, the Sri Lankan team arrived here Wednesday for the April 2 cricket World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium.
Looking all keyed up for the mega battle, the Kumar Sangakkara-led team trooped into the Taj hotel in the afternoon and immediately thereafter turned to the television to watch the semifinal between India and Pakistan in Mohali.
The winner of the Mohali match will play the Sri Lankans for the title. The islanders got past New Zealand by five wickets in the first semifinal in Colombo Tuesday.
A large posse of policemen were deployed on both sides of the route from the airport to the team hotel to ensure fool-proof security for the Sri Lankan players and officials, said a Mumbai Cricket Association official.