By Muhammad Asif Khan
Karachi: An independent security expert, Reg Dickason is in Karachi to discuss security arrangements for the proposed Pakistan Super League matches, in the city, next year.
He visited the National Stadium here and later had lengthy meetings with the chief minister of the province, the inspector general of police and other relevant officials of the law enforcement agencies.
Dickason, security consultant for the PCB, termed the briefings, on the security plan for the PSL matches, comprehensive and heartrending.
“We have had some very productive meetings with the chief minister and the inspector general of police in regards to potential PSL matches being played in Pakistan.
We were given a very full and comprehensive briefing, by the law enforcement agencies, which was very heartening”, Dickason told reporters on Monday
Reg Dickason represents a foreign security firm which advises ICC, FICA and various boards. He arrived in Karachi over the weekend and was received by Pakistan Cricket Board’s head of security, Colonel Azam.
Expressing delight over Dickason’s remarks, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi said with regards to PSL games in the metropolis, things are swiftly moving in the right direction.
“As you can see, we are moving fast. Two days ago we met Sindh CM, IG and DG Rangers. Now top ICC security expert is here saying Karachi is ready to host matches.” Sethi told this correspondent.
“I am very hopeful that a few PSL games in Karachi next year would pave the way for gradual international cricket revival in the city”, Sethi concluded.