|Sri Lankan delegation to arrive in Lahore to review arrangements for final T20|
LAHORE: A two-member security delegation of Sri Lankan cricket board is all set to arrive in Lahore today to review security measures for the third and final T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which is due to take place at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday, October 29.
Authorities are busy getting the Gaddafi Stadium ready for the much-anticipated match between the two sides, Pakistan Today reported.
“There is nothing much to be done as the entire stadium is in perfect condition as a few weeks ago we organized the World XI series”, said a spokesman for the Pakistan Cricket Board while talking to APP here on Tuesday.
“We are just taking care of the minor things and work, where it is needed and necessary”, he said.
To a question, he said the stadium will get a beautiful look in a couple of days and they are looking forward to organizing the match in a befitting manner.
“Another historic moment will be added in Pakistan cricket history with the Sri Lankan team playing with Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium, which is the home of Pakistan cricket; [it has] organized a number of elite cricket events, including the World Cup in the past”, he said.
The official said PCB authorities, along with law enforcing agencies, are designing a security plan to further beef up security.
According to the security plan, the entire Nishtar Park sports complex and the restaurants and businesses located in its vicinity will be closed from October 26 to 29.
“Similar measures (closing of the Nishtar Park sports complex) were also taken earlier this year when we organized the final of the Pakistan Super League and the matches of World XI last month”, he said.
Online tickets for the upcoming match went on sale last week. The tickets are also available at designated courier centers.