Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) © Getty Images
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) © Getty Images

Cricket fans who are heading to Boxing Day Test 2015 and Big Bash League 2015-16 (BBL) will face extra security measures at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with an extra fence which will be added around the stadium. MCG and Victoria Police will hold a special conference on Thursday to provide more details for the new security measures. As per Fairfax Media’s understanding, a perimeter fence shall be added around the stadium concourse. As of Wednesday, the frames and blocks were already been stacked up around the stadium. This new fence will act first security measure to ensure 100 percent screening of all patrons. ALSO READ: Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh, other Australian Test cricketers available for opening BBL 2015

As per theage.com.au, once the fans pass through this, they will enter through the normal gate where further security will take place. Once the fans enter the ground they will be checked with a metal-detecting wand. These new measures will be rolled out during the Sunday match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder. The reason for extra measures is the result of Paris Terror Attacks, specifically at the Stade de France Stadium where the soccer match was between France and Germany. The Stade de France stadium has means to detect possible bombs, which is why they were exploded outside the stadium. READ ALSO: Michael Hussey to draw curtains on Big Bash League career with Sydney Thunder

The 3AW Radio communication manager Shane Brown did mention about the new measures to be introduced on their radio on Wednesday, while MCG remained tight lipped about the same. During the summer of cricket, cars will be held in car cage, instead of parking them on roads. Mr. Brown said, “We will actually close the grassed paddocks areas before the cricket match ends.”