Over 800 security personnel to safe guard West Indies cricketers in Karachi

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West Indies have arrived in Pakistan for the three-match ODI series on Monday (November 3). They will play all the matches at the National Stadium in Karachi from November 8 to 14. Maqsood Ahmed, Security and Emergency Division DIG said that their security plan will see at least 368 Police Special Security Unit (SSU) commandos and 500 police personnel deployed for safeguarding the touring side, The Express Tribune reported.

As per the report, Karachi Police have made arrangements for an integrated security plan at a meeting held at the SSU headquarters under the supervision of Ahmed. Senior police officers, army, rangers were present at the meeting along with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials and stakeholders.

The forces will be providing security for the West Indies side right from the airport to the stadium. They will oversee and look after the visiting side during their travel with safety measures being in place for their routes, hotels and all other places. The report added that a specialised command and control bus will also be available around the stadium for law-and-order situations.

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Additionally, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team including women commandos will also be on standby at the headquarters in case of any emergency scenarios.

This will be the first series played by Pakistan after the cancellation of the series against England and Sri Lanka. They haven’t played any internationals since July this year. Javeria Khan will lead the 18-member squad for the series as well as the World Cup Qualifier, while Stafanie Taylor is leading the 15-member touring side.

Pakistan: Javeria Khan (c), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz (wk)

West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams