Mumbai (Agencies): Mumbai police is planning to step up security inside Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as it will host three Cricket World Cup matches including the final. Due to security reasons police might ban mobile phones at the stadium.

The security issue came up for discussion during a series of meetings held between city police and the match organisers.

ACP (Protection and Security) Madhukar Pandey said that the police department is considering ban of mobile phones inside Wankhede stadium during the matches.

"There is a possibility of not allowing the spectators to carry mobiles phones with them inside the stadium due to security reasons," he said.

As the metropolitan has been under the radar of terror outfits, there is a possibility that these groups may try to strike some way or the other, a senior police officer said.

Police are making elaborate security measures for the three ties that would be played in the 32,000 spectator capacity stadium.

DCP Rajkumar Vhatkar said a multi-layer security will be put in place around two-km radius of the stadium during the matches. Food items will not be allowed inside the stadium and there would be restrictions on parking areas, he said.

Apart from the city police, State Reserve Police Force personnel and Quick Response Teams will also be deployed in and around the stadium, the DCP said.

On March 13 and 18, New Zealand will play against Canada and Sri Lanka respectively, while the final would be played on April 2.