Pakistan v Zimbabwe ODIs–all 107 tests return negative Police review security arrangements for cricket stadium

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Sports Correspondent

Lahore

A total of 107 Covid-19 tests, conducted on the players and player support personnel of Zimbabwe and Pakistan sides as well as the match officials, have returned negative.
The tests were conducted on Monday as part of the PCB’s Covid-19 Protocols. All 107 participants have now entered the bio-secure bubble in a five-star luxury hotel and are now allowed to interact with each other and move freely within the bio-secure bubble.
The two sides will train at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. The three-match series, which is part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Super League, commences on Friday. The complete ODI and T20I series schedule is available below:
30 Oct – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
3 Nov – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
7 Nov – 1st T20I, Rawalpindi
8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Rawalpindi
10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi.
The police here on Tuesday reviewed the security arrangements during the visit of Zimbabwe cricket team. The overall security arrangements were discussed and reviewed in the meeting presided over by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar.
DIG (operations), AIG (Special Branch), AIG (Operations), SSP (Traffic), SSP (Security), Additional SP and all SPs attended the meeting.
The meeting focused to ensure foolproof security arrangements and devised comprehensive plan for traffic. It was decided that elaborate security would be provided to the players residing in Islamabad and special commando force would be deputed during movement of players.
The meeting decided to ensure maximum convenience to citizens and specify alternate routes for them.
The SSP (Traffic) was directed to chalk out a comprehensive plan in this regard.
AIG (Special Branch) was directed to install walk through gates near the accommodation areas of the players and ensure checking of all people in the vicinity.
It was agreed to use social media and other modes of communication to guide the citizens.
The IGP said that all law enforcement agencies including police would ensure effective security for the Zimbabwe Cricket team through complete coordination among them.
The convenience for spectators would be also among the top priority, the IGP maintained.

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