LAHORE – Pakistan security team led by GM Media PCB Nadeem Sarwar reached Chennai to assess the security and other arrangements for the first one-day international to be played on December 30, it has been learnt.

The Pakistan security team met the officials from the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and Commissioner of Police S George and discussed security and other logistics for the keenly-awaited encounter between arch-rival India and Pakistan.

They discussed itinerary of the teams and place of stay and other programmes with the Commissioner. Pakistan security team, BCCI general manager (game development) Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI (Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) Ravi Sawani and cricket operations (Manager) Suru Naik were also present during the meeting.

PCB representative Nadeem Sarwar, Pakistan Security (Director) Ehsan Sadiq, Cricket Operations (Manager) Usman Wahla, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association member Ganesan and Secretary KS Viswanathan also participated in the meeting.

Pakistan security team cleared Chepauk Stadium where the first one day international between Pakistan and India ill the played. The inspection was a closed-door one and neither the PCB officials nor the TNCA officials were available for any comments.

The India-Pakistan series will have three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals between December 25 and January 6 next year. The ODI matches will be played in Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi while the Twenty20 games will be held in Bangalore and Ahmedabad.