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PAK vs WI: PCB to deploy over 1500 cops to safeguard West Indies team

By BetBarter Staff

December 2, 2021

Over 1500 personnel of the Karachi Police Security Division, which includes 800 Special Security Unit (SSU) Commandos will be seen guarding the West Indies team. The West Indies are due to tour Pakistan for a white-ball series starting from December 13. The biggest talking point is security and measures Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have taken to tackle it.

With over 1500 security officers set to be deployed, the West Indies team will at least be assured of being safe. The personnel would perform duties at the National Stadium in Karachi, Karachi Airport, hotels, and different areas where the players will be seen going often. Sharpshooters have also been arranged in some sensitive areas, a news release confirmed according to the Express Tribune.

A specialized command and control bus will also be stationed in Karachi Stadium. It will oversee and monitor things in and around the stadium. PCB have devised a well-laid security plan and wants to ensure the safety and wellbeing of West Indies players.

New Zealand and England boards backed out to play a white-ball series in Pakistan owing to security concerns. New Zealand’s shocking withdrawal upon arriving at the Rawalpindi Stadium, followed England canceling the tour.

Pakistan wants to make sure there are no complaints whatsoever regarding security issues. That is the reason they have also deployed Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team comprising highly trained commandos. They will also remain alert all the time at SSU headquarters to avoid any sort of unpleasant experience.

The security strategy has been planned by the Security and Emergency Services Division of Karachi Police for the six white-ball matches to be played in Karachi Stadium. The plan was finalized in a meeting chaired by DIGP Security and Emergency Services Division Maqsood Ahmed.