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Security team for WI T20s set to arrive on 27th

LAHORE: Giles Clarke, head of the ICC Task Force on Pakistan, and a two-member delegation of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will arrive Lahore on a two-day visit from Jan 27 for a security briefing on the proposed T20 matches against the West Indies in March.

Najam Sethi, chairman of the PCB Executive Committee and Pakistan Super League (PSL), told Dawn that though the PCB had proposed Jan 17 and 18 dates for the visit of the officials, the WICB are on arriving Jan 27.

Sethi said the PCB and the government are on the same page regarding the revival of international cricket in Pakis­tan and a comprehensive briefing on the security measures is ready to be presented before the WICB delegation and Clarke.

He said the above said the officials’ visit would also help in organising the Pakistan Super League final of the second edition in Lahore on March 7, which has been declared as the solitary venue with the booking of Dubai Stadium already cancelled.

Sethi said that consent of many foreigner players had been sought as they are ready to come to Lahore to play the PSL final. But he added some icon players were still reluctant to confirm their trip to Lahore, if their team qualifies for the final.

Sethi said during the PSL matches, another comprehensive briefing would be given to the players to get them ready to travel for the Lahore final.

Sethi, meanwhile, denied that PCB marketing director Naila Bhatti would also act as director marketing for the PS.

Naila, he said, had a key role in the PSL as one of four members of the PSL Governing Council alongside himself, PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmad and chief financial officer Badar M. Khan.

Earlier, Naila was castigated for not submitting her educati­onal degree, but now she had sub­mitted the same to the board.

courtesy : dawn news

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