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Sports News | Five-member ECB security team to visit Pakistan ahead of bilateral series

Karachi, July 15 (PTI) A five-member England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) security team will travel to Pakistan on July 17 to inspect arrangements and potential venues ahead of England’s tour of the country .

The England cricket team are due to tour Pakistan for the first time since 2015 when they play a 7-match T20I series and three Tests in September or October.

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“The delegation, which includes two cricket operations officers, two security experts and a representative from their professional cricketers association, will travel to Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi,” a senior Pakistan Cricket Board official said. at PTI.

The official said the reconnaissance team’s visit was part of the routine inspection tour.

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“The delegation will visit venues, team hotels and also meet with security officials to discuss plans for the England team visit,” the official added.

England were due to visit Pakistan for five T20s last year but the ECB canceled the tour, citing cricketers’ mental wellbeing concerns. The withdrawal came days after the New Zealand cricket team also abruptly canceled their tour over fears of “security threats”.

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