Islamabad police refuse NZ series security: sources

Sources say that police are busy with the census and other things related to the holy month of Ramadan.

Reputable sources in ISLAMABAD said on Saturday that the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police have “refused” to provide security for the upcoming New Zealand series because they don’t have enough people.

Sources in the police department told Geo News, “The police don’t have the resources to provide security.” They said it was up to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to ensure enough resources for security.

The police are busy with their jobs at free flour distribution centers, the ongoing census, and other things related to the holy month of Ramadan, the sources said.

The one-day international (ODI) and Twenty20 international (T20I) series will start on April 14 in Lahore. Rawalpindi will host two ODIs and one Twenty20 International. The games will be held at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. And visiting teams stay at a hotel in the capital.

After they finish their T20I series against Sri Lanka on April 9, the team from abroad will head to Pakistan.

During the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February. A similar problem came to light when the caretaker Punjab government refused to pay for city lighting routes.

The head of the PCB Management Committee, Najam Sethi, then talked to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and the interim government later agreed to help pay for “lighting routes.”

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