West Indies Cricket Team has arrived in Karachi, Pakistan for a bilateral cricket series on Thursday. The team arrived at Karachi Airport from Dubai where the COVID-19 sample tests were taken.
Officials and other staff also arrived with the team. Sources say that the guest team will quarantine themselves in their hotel rooms until their tests results are negative. West Indies cricket team will play a T20I and ODI series in Pakistan. The first T20I match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi on December 13th.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Team is in Bangladesh to play a T20I series and Test series. Pakistan has won both series. On Wednesday, Pakistan won the test series against Bangladesh.
National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has allowed full capacity in the stadium for the Pakistan-West Indies series.
NCOC has allowed 100 percent capacity at the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Citizens aged above 12 will have to bring their COVID vaccination certificate for entry into the stadium. All the spectators and organizers will have to wear a mask and carry sanitizers with them.
West Indies have reached Karachi for their three-match T20I and ODI series against Pakistan. The first match will be played at the National Stadium on Monday, 13 December.#PAKvWI pic.twitter.com/gjFoDpRBBN
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) December 9, 2021
NCOC has linked the issuance of tickets and invitations to COVID vaccine certificates. Foolproof security is expected at the stadium for the guest team.
Regarding the security measures, more than 1500 personnel of the Karachi Police Security Division including 800 Special Security Unit and lady commandos will be deployed for security purposes. Personnel from other security agencies will also perform the duties. Personnel will perform duties at Karachi Airport, National Stadium Karachi, routes, hotels, and other different areas. Sharpshooters will also be deployed at various points. The details were revealed in a press release issued on Wednesday.
Specialized command and control bus will also be stationed at the National Stadium to monitor the law and order situation in the surroundings of the stadium. Shuttle service will be provided to the spectators from the parking lot to the stadium.