ICC official takes stock of security in Pindi stadium

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Islamabad, Jul 13 (UNI) As the players from Australia, New Zealand and England continue to express their reluctance to tour Pakistan for the Champions Trophy, an ICC official took stock of the preparation for the biennial tournament and visited the Ministry of Interior here.

Brian Murgatroyd, the ICC media and communications manager, visited the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium yesterday and showed his satisfaction over development work in progress at the stadium.

He was later briefed about the security plans for the Champions Trophy after he visited the Ministry of Interior.

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is one of the three venues where five One-day Internationals including a semi-final of the Champions Trophy will be played from September 11 to 28.

''My visit was aimed at observing the development work in progress at the stadium and I am very much satisfied with the pace of work,'' Murgatroyd was quoted as saying by 'Dawn'.

He pointed out that, ''it is exciting to learn about the ambitious plans prepared by the PCB for the championship.'' When asked about his visit to the Ministry of Interior, the media manager replied, ''Yes I have visited the ministry and met the officials who were concerned about security for the event.'' Meanwhile, a PCB official said Murgatroyd visited the stadium and showed his satisfaction over the development work of various blocks in progress at the stadium.

''The ICC official also took some pictures of the venue and later visited the Interior Ministry,'' he concluded.

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