Army, Rangers to guard New Zealand cricket team
New Zealand's players attend a practice session at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.–AFP
The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved calling in the contingents of Pakistan Army and Rangers to provide foolproof security to the New Zealand (NZ) cricket team which is currently in Pakistan to play three one-day and three T-20 matches, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
These contingents will be deployed in Rawalpindi and Lahore where the visitors have to play three one-day and three T-20 matches, respectively.
Apart from that, Lahore police and traffic police will also be assigned special duties.
The Kiwis are back in Pakistan after 18 long years. Last time the team had toured Pakistan was in 2003 but had to cut their visit short due to a terrorist attack at a Karachi hotel in which around 10 French marines had lost their lives.