The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has housed the Pakistan women's cricket team inside the Barabati stadium, for security reasons.

Pakistan's coach Basit Ali looks at this situation as an advantage.

Pakistan's matches had been shifted from Mumbai in the wake of protests from several quarters following the beheading of Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC).

Even as the players from the neighbouring country hit the ground in dusky colour track suits, about 1500 khaki-clad security personnel guarded them.

The entire stadium as well as the city has been turned into a fortress.