ICC security expert meets IGP, CM Sindh in Karachi


KARACHI: A security consultant, Reg Dickason, who works with the ICC, FICA and various international cricket boards met the inspector general of police and chief minister of Sindh on Monday to discuss security arrangements for the proposed Pakistan Super League matches in 2018.

During meeting with Sindh IGP AD Khawaja at the city police office, Dickason was given briefing on the security plan for the matches. The security consultant found the plan to be comprehensive and thorough, he said while addressing reporters in Karachi.

Dickason also met Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah over the same matter. Earlier in the day, the security consultant visited National Stadium in the city. Heavy contingents of police and commandos were deployed around the stadium ahead of the security expert’s visit.

Dickason of Eastern Star International, a security firm that advises security on ICC, FICA and various boards, arrived in Karachi over the weekend and was received by Pakistan Cricket Board’s head of security Colonel Azam.

Dickason was roped in by the PCB in an attempt to regain the world’s confidence in security arrangements in Pakistan. He was also involved in security arrangements for World XI team’s recent visit to Lahore.

The security consultant has a law enforcement background spanning in excess of 16 years, during which he worked predominantly in specialist criminal investigation units and national task forces targetting organised crime.

Following his police career, Dickason established companies which provided close protection to diplomats, politicians, international sporting teams and high-net worth individuals globally.

He has been contracted as a security consultant and advisor for numerous international sporting events since 1996 and has managed international teams as well.

The PCB aims to hold two to four matches of next PSL season in Karachi.