Australian experts not happy with security arrangement

Updated: 27 April 2009 13:47 IST

The Australian security experts have expressed their apprehensions about the security arrangements for the national team during their ongoing ODI series.

Australian experts not happy with security arrangement

Karachi:

The Australian security experts have expressed their apprehensions about the security arrangements for the national team during their ongoing one-day series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

According to a report in the "Daily Jang", security officer Frank James had conveyed his apprehension over the absence of police convoys for the Australian team when they travel between the hotel and ground.

The report said that although James had made no official complaint over the matter but he had spoken to the Pakistan board representative in Abu Dhabi about the security arrangements.

The report said the Australian security experts had pointed out the flaw in the security plan the moment the Australian team traveled from their hotel to the stadium for net practice.

"The Australians are very keyed up about the security plan and feel not having police conveys with the team while traveling is exposing them to great risks," the report said.

Cricket Australia took a long time to clear the security arrangements for the ongoing one-day series in the emirate states after they refused to send their team to Pakistan for security reasons.

Australia signed a memorandum of understanding with the PCB after their security experts approved the security plan for the five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 match series.

The PCB is spending lot of money on the security arrangements which are being coordinated by the Emirates cricket board with Dubai and Abu Dhabi police authorities.

The Sri Lankan team was attacked in Lahore while traveling from their hotel to the Gaddafi stadium and an inquiry tribunal later blamed the law enforcement agencies for not providing proper security cover to the visiting team.



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