ICC to review security arrangements in Pakistan
before appointing match officials
The International Cricket Council will review security arrangements in Pakistan before the Sri Lanka series, according to the sources.
The ICC, as per the Urdu daily's sources, will analyse the security plans before appointing neutral umpires and match referees.
It is pertinent to mention here that the ICC had not appointed neutral match officials when Zimbabwe visited Pakistan in 2015.
Instead, officials from both the countries had been tasked to oversee cricketing matters.
It remains to be seen whether the ICC would indirectly endorse the security arrangements in Pakistan by appointing neutral officials or let the PCB and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) pick officials from within their own setups.
The Sri Lankan team is scheduled to play an ODI and a T20I series in Pakistan starting Sep 27.
The tour, however, has become doubtful over the past week since Sri Lankan authorities received intel of a possible terrorism attack on their team in Pakistan.
(Source: Daily Jang)