India, SA teams arrive in Kolkata

Amid a thick security cover, India and South Africa teams arrived in Kolkata to play the second Test match.

The second and final Test of the series is scheduled to be held at Eden Gardens from February 14-18.

Some of the India team players, including senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, however are yet to join the squad, while a full strength South African side checked into a city hotel in separate buses.

“Sachin, Sreesanth and Zaheer Khan will join the squad tomorrow while Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik will arrive late in the night,” said Indian team’s local manager.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen sitting on the last row of the bus. With the Kolkata Police maintaining a tight security cover, most of the Indian players could not be spotted.

No mediaperson was allowed inside the hotel, while there was a dummy India team bus as a security measure.

Playing without their mainline players Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and VVS Laxman, India lost by an innings and six runs in the last Test in Nagpur.

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