The ICC's security delegation has finished it's work in Pakistan, reportedly leaving satisfied with the security arrangements for the Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to be held in September.
Having toured venues at Karachi and Lahore already, the delegation inspected three grounds in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to assess security situation and other facilities available at these venues.
During their stay in Islamabad, they inspected Pindi Cricket Stadium and the Diamond Cricket Ground, as well as the KRL Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. They also attended a security briefing at the Federal Ministry of Interior, given by Additional Secretary Interior Imtiaz Qadri.
"The ICC delegation looked satisfied with the inspection of grounds across the country and security briefings at the Provincial and Federal capitals", said Ahmed Farooq, the PCB-appointed event director for the Champions Trophy. "They satisfied themselves from all angles of the prevailing situation and apparently were ready to give a positive report about holding the Champions Trophy in Pakistan".
The ICC is expected to give the final go-ahead to Pakistan hosting the Champions Trophy at the board meeting in Dubai on June 29 with Sri Lanka being the alternative host country.