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West Indies tour of Pakistan: Pakistan officials confirm tight security for Windies players, says ‘sharpshooters to be placed at sensitive spots’

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West Indies tour of Pakistan: Pakistan security officials have confirmed tight security for the West Indies tour of Pakistan as DIG Security Maqsood Ahmed Memon finalized the security plan for the whole series.

The Maqsood Memon-led panel has confirmed that sharpshooters will be appointed at sensitive spots during the whole tour which will ensure complete security for the players and staff.

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West Indies tour of Pakistan: Pakistan officials confirm tight security for Windies players, says ‘sharpshooters to be placed at sensitive spots’

The DIG’s comments came during a meeting, chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Home, Sindh, Qazi Shahid, with additional AIGs Ghulam Nabi Memon and Amir Ahmed Shaikh, senior police, rangers, army, and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials in attendance.

West Indies will tour Pakistan for full-fledged white ball series comprising 3 One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals starting from 13 December.

The security confirmation comes when two nations, New Zealand and England, had canceled their tours to the subcontinent one after the other. Also, teams have been reluctant to play Pakistan in their backyard over security threats.

West Indies tour of Pakistan: Pakistan officials confirm tight security for Windies players, says ‘sharpshooters to be placed at sensitive spots’

Hafeez, Malik likely to be dropped from Pak squad: Apart from security update, the latest update on the Pakistan squad is that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may announce the complete squad for the white-ball series against West Indies in the coming two days. Also, the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik can be dropped from the squad.

Cricketers who will be selected for the white-ball series will arrive in Karachi on December 9. After isolating themselves for a day and testing for coronavirus, the players will resume training for the home series, confirmed sources.

Apart from Hafeez and Malik, Imad Wasim and Sarfaraz Ahmed are also all set to be rested for the six white-ball fixtures.

West Indies tour of Pakistan: Pakistan officials confirm tight security for Windies players, says ‘sharpshooters to be placed at sensitive spots’

West Indies tour schedule

9 Dec – West Indies arrival in Karachi

13 Dec – 1st T20I, Karachi

14 Dec – 2nd T20I, Karachi

16 Dec – 3rd T20I, Karachi

18 Dec – 1st ODI, Karachi

20 Dec – 2nd ODI, Karachi

22 Dec – 3rd ODI, Karachi

23 Dec – Departure

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