England cricketers feel secure in Pakistan

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England Test Squad in Pakistan

The English cricketers are pleased with Pakistan’s security preparations. The squad arrived in Pakistan early Sunday to play three Tests in the country for the first time since 2005. Two months ago, England won a successful Twenty20 series.

They were scheduled to visit Pakistan last year but were forced to cancel after New Zealand cancelled their trip minutes before the first one-day international due to security concerns.

Earlier this month, there were fears of a similar situation following an attack on former Prime Minister Imran Khan during a protest march in Wazirabad, a city in Punjab province. However, England’s Test captain Ben Stokes dismissed all concerns after obtaining positive security advice.

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“With what happened with Imran Khan lately, there was a little bit of trepidation,” Stokes said ahead of their trip to Islamabad. “But we have Reg Dickason, who has been the security officer for many years with England, and we left it in his capable hands.”

Meanwhile, sources informed Geo News that while the guests were pleased with the preparations in Pakistan, they were living in a security bubble.

“They are not permitted to leave the bubble,” sources stated, adding that guests cannot request anything from outside and that their chef will prepare their favourite dish for them.

According to the reports, the players will participate in various activities inside the hotel, which has facilities such as a mini golf course.

“Ben Stokes brought video games, and Zak Crawley brought his favourite card games.”

Keaton Jennings, a coffee enthusiast, is rumoured to have his own coffee maker.

The English team will begin outdoor practise today, while the Pakistani team is currently practising in Islamabad.

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