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ECB officials satisfied with security arrangements


An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) delegation comprising England cricket director John Carr and security manager Reg Dickson are presently in Sri Lanka making a security assessment ahead of England’s tour of Sri Lanka, which starts in the final week of September.

Sri Lanka Cricket tour organizing committee chairman Shibley Vilcassim said the delegation had expressed great satisfaction over the security arrangements made for the tour. “We had a meeting at the SLC headquarters on Friday where they met representatives of the bomb squad, Sri Lanka Army, Ministry Security Division (MSD) and SSPs of all regional police stations where the matches are to be played.”

The delegation also visited the match venues and hotels where the England team will be staying. The matches are scheduled to be played in Colombo (SSC and R. Premadasa Stadium), Dambulla, Kandy and Galle.

Vilcassim said that they would have a final meeting on Monday. Also associated with the meeting were SLC CEO Duleep Mendis and SLC security co-coordinator Shane Dullewe.

England head to Sri Lanka for a five-match one-day series straight after the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa. They will then return at the end of November for a series of three Tests.

Vilcassim also confirmed that work on the Galle Stadium would be completed in time for the third Test match after Sierra were asked last week to complete work on the stadium.

Source:Cricket News

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