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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Af-Pak match Organisers ensure top class security measures

As cricket action moves here at the Diamond Ground, tight security measures are being taken to make the opening one-dayer between Afghanistan and Pakistan A on May 25 a big success.

Local civil, police administration and DGM securities are all geared up to provide foolproof security to the teams, officials and fans.

“CCTV camera, walk through gates, crowd management, metal detectors would be put in operation on the particular day and special technology will be used to monitor every movement in and around the Diamond Cricket Ground,” said Syed Nadeem Mansoor, chief executive DGM securities.

He mentioned that provision would be there to use jammers in case of any urgency.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in collaboration with Islamabad Cricket Association (ICA) is determined to make this event safe for all the participants.

“Almost 3000 tickets for general public would be made available for the opening matches and VVIPs and other government officials would be invited to watch the teams in action,” said Shakil Sheikh, president Islamabad Region.

“The ground provides the best possible atmosphere for the game. I hope visiting Afghanistan team and Pakistan A would like the ground.”

The Afghanistan team is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Monday (today).
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