Cricket Australia officials satisfied over security arrangements in Karachi

Cricket Australia officials satisfied over security arrangements in Karachi

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Karachi: Security officials from the Australian Cricket Committee visited the headquarters of the Special Security Forces (SSU) in Karachi and were briefed on the security arrangements for the upcoming trip to Pakistan.

According to details, a three-member delegation of the Australian Cricket Board, comprising Benjamin Carl Oliver, Branden Gerard Drew and Stuart Andrew Bailey, were welcomed by DIG Security and Emergency Services Division Sindh Maqsood Ahmed.

SSU officials briefed the Australian delegation on the safety arrangements for the Australian cricket team to play at the Karachi National Stadium.

The delegation also reviewed the security arrangements for Jinnah Airport, National Stadium, routes and hotels. The delegation praised the efforts made to maintain professional standards and improve the professional capabilities of the police commando.

The delegation also expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements for a cricket match that may be held at the National Stadium.

Schedule of matches

It is to be mentioned here that Australia are set to tour Pakistan for the first time in over 24 years, in March 2022.

The series will comprise of three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20I. The matches will be held across Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore, which will host one Test each. The limited-overs leg will be held entirely in Lahore.

  • 1st Test, Karachi – March 3 to 7
  • 2nd Test, Rawalpindi – March 12 to 16
  • 3rd Test, Lahore – March 21 to 25
  • 1st ODI, Lahore – March 29
  • 2nd ODI, Lahore – March 31
  • 3rd ODI, Lahore – April 2
  • T20I, Lahore – April 5

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