The international consultants, who were in the city to review arrangements for the final of Pakistan Super League, have expressed satisfaction over security plan for the match day.
During a news conference in National Stadium Sunday, consultant Reg Dickason said they were briefed by officials of different security agencies, and found the arrangements for PSL 3 final up to the mark.
“We were provided with a comprehensive drill and a professional presentation with the help of all security agencies, combined with the efforts of PCB chairman Najam Sethi, which is encouraging and it will be reflecting in the report that I’ll be submitting to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC),” said Dickason.
Meanwhile, talking to media Sindh Home Minister Anwar Sial said all the steps required for security of foreign players would be taken by his government.
He said the chief minister while expressing his desire to hold the final in Karachi had said people of Sindh deserve to get the cricket back on their grounds.
Karachi, the country’s largest city, last hosted an international match in February 2009 – a Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka – a week before the Lahore attack.
The third season of the PSL starts in the United Arab Emirates on February 22. The tournament will move to Pakistan for two playoffs on March 20-21 and the final in Karachi on March 25.