Pakistan are set to LOSE cash on England’s first cricket tour of the nation in 17 years… with presidential-level safety costing the PCB £4.4m alone
- In bid to make sure it’s protected PCB have laid on presidential-level safety for England
- Pakistan had been starved of internet hosting worldwide fixtures for over a decade
- Vacationers have a whole lot of armed guards round their lodge in addition to plain-clothed bodyguards
Pakistan are set to lose cash on England’s first go to in 17 years with presidential-level safety costing £4.4million alone.
Nevertheless, such is the need to make touring the nation really feel ‘regular’ once more that the Pakistan Cricket Board have been ready to take the monetary hit, simply as they did within the spring when Australia have been right here for Take a look at and white-ball collection.
Pakistan have been starved of internet hosting worldwide matches for a decade following the ambush of the Sri Lanka group bus by terrorists in Lahore in 2009.
Pakistan are because of lose cash owing to the outlay on safety the PCB have laid on for England this winter
And now they’ve it again, the PCB and Pakistan authorities know they can’t afford any slip-ups, which means the gamers have been given the identical remedy often reserved for heads of state.
England have a whole lot of armed officers at their lodge and are adopted in all places by plain-clothed bodyguards.
The Pakistan and England groups journey in unison on coaching and match days, with snipers on buildings and troopers lining central reservations en route.
A whole bunch of armed officers are patrolling areas during which the gamers will congregate and play
Even the spider-cam above the Nationwide Stadium was taken down amid issues that its overhead wires would stop a helicopter touchdown in the course of the enjoying space ought to an evacuation be needed.
In the meantime, Azeem Rafiq has written to the ECB asking for the disciplinary hearings involving seven former Yorkshire gamers — together with Michael Vaughan, Matthew Hoggard and Tim Bresnan — on racism fees to be held in public. The Cricket Self-discipline Fee are because of meet subsequent month.
The ECB, who didn’t remark final evening, are anticipated to say no Rafiq’s request, as making the listening to public may compromise their means to safe essential witnesses.
The safety is similar stage offered to Australia once they toured the nation within the spring