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ECB security team ‘satisfied’ with arrangements in Pakistan

ECB Security Delegation visiting Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

LAHORE (Reuters) – A security team from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said arrangements in Pakistan were “satisfactory” after visiting match sites in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Islamabad, officials said on Saturday. sources.

The four-member ECB team, comprising Richard Snowball, Robert Lynch, John Carr and Reg Dickson, arrived in the country on July 17 and also met with security officials to review and assess the security preparations being made for the England team’s tour of Pakistan later this year. .

The England side are due to play seven T20 games and two Tests in September and December respectively.

The delegation will now submit its report to the ECB.

According to the details, the delegation declared the arrangements “satisfactory” after obtaining a briefing from security officials on the security provided to visiting teams in hotels and stadiums during their stay.

On Thursday, the England security team, including officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board, visited the National High Performance Center (NHPC) and the Safe City Project. The team also toured the routes that would be adopted for the team’s journey to and from the stadium to the hotel.

The England security team also met with senior Punjab police and security officials.

A briefing was given to the security team regarding the security situation and arrangements within the framework of the Safe City project.

In addition, the England team have been briefed on police arrangements regarding airport and stadium routes, hotels and parking.

The delegation also viewed videos of the security provided to teams visiting Pakistan.

The use of modern technology and law enforcement cooperation were also shared. The four-member delegation also reviewed the facilities at NHPC Lahore.