Excessive security arrangements for PSL Final in Lahore have been made at Ghaddafi Stadium, the likes of which have never been seen here during the Test or ODI matches, even when the Indian cricket team toured Pakistan in 2004.
In the cricket history of Pakistan, first time five layer security is being provided to the two domestic teams. The army personnel, rangers and police officials have completely cordoned-off the area and their vehicles are constantly patrolling the stadium.
NADRA has also provided its mobile data base vans in stadium to check against any fake NICs there and then.
PCB’s own bullet proof buses will be used for carrying the teams from their hotels to the stadium and back. The sniffer dogs, which were also used when India toured here in 2004 are visible in good number at the Gaddafi Stadium.
The PSL final will surely mark the first occasion when top three officials of the country — the President of Pakistan, the Prime Minister and the Army chief – will be present at the Gaddafi Stadium to witness the match.
According to Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah cellphone service will not be suspended in Lahore on the day of the final.
Security arrangements would include sniffer dogs as well and no cricketer would have media talk before final.