KARACHI: Sindh’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Riffat Mukhtar, promised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Monday that the nation’s premier tournament matches, which are slated to take place in Karachi, will be protected by “foolproof” security.
Mukhtar met with the PCB head at Karachi’s Central Police Office in advance of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL 9) ninth edition’s scheduled February 17 start date to discuss security protocols related to PSL matches.
According to a statement, the top police officer reaffirmed during the meeting that the Sindh Police has always maintained high security and awareness throughout every significant event at the National Stadium, which will host 11 matches in total, including the final, two eliminators, and a qualifier.
The Inspector General stated, “Security matters will be handled with complete professionalism and extraordinary measures in all aspects.”Ashraf, meantime, thanked the police officer and stated his total pleasure with the approved backup preparations for the PSL matches.
In addition, Ashraf reaffirmed his guarantee and the PCB administration’s commitment to working together on any project that might come up.
It is important to note that Pakistan’s premier cricket competition will begin in Lahore. The first match will pit Lahore Qalandars, the current champions and two-time winners, against Islamabad United, the winners of the 2016 and 2018 tournaments.