6,000 policemen will provide security to Zimbabwe team


LAHORE: Pakistan has heightened the security plan for the visiting Zimbabwean team which arrives in Lahore later this month.

According to sources 6,000 policemen will be deployed to provide security to Zimbabwe along with 60 vehicles and helicopters. 3,000 policemen will be inside the stadium when the matches are being played.

VVIP status will be given to the team and all roads leading from their hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium will be blocked.

Zimbabwe are scheduled to arrive on May 19 and play two Twenty20 internationals on May 22 and 24 and three one-day internationals on May 26, 29 and 31. All matches are to be played in Lahore.

No Test team has visited Pakistan since militants attacked the visiting Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009.

Pakistan team for Zimbabwe series will be announced soon: chief selector

The captain and coach had been consulted over players who will be selected as part of the squad for the Zimbabwe series, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed said on Saturday.

The chief selector told reporters that the team would be announced in the next 1-2 days.

On Friday, PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan said the president of the Zimbabwe Cricket Boad had confirmed that the team would be coming to Pakistan as per schedule.



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