- The ECB team bases its decision on visits to match sites.
- The England team were due to travel to Pakistan in September.
- The delegation will now submit its report to the ECB.
LAHORE: An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) team on Saturday described security arrangements in Pakistan as “satisfactory” after concluding a crucial visit to the country – a key factor in the tour of England.
Sources said Geo News that the security team’s decision was based on visits to match sites in four cities – Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Islamabad.
The England side are due to play seven T20 games and two Tests in September and December, respectively.
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 delegation will now submit its report to the ECB.
According to sources, the delegation said the arrangements were “satisfactory” after obtaining a briefing from security officials on the security provided to visiting teams in hotels and stadiums during their stay.
The England security team, including officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board, visited the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) and the Safe City Project on Thursday.
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.
Information on the use of modern technologies and law enforcement cooperation was also shared. The four-member delegation also reviewed the facilities at NHPC Lahore.