The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hired an international security company on a three-year term in order to aid the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday.

Sethi told Dawn that the security company will visit the country during either the last week of August or the first week of September.

“It’s a step by the ICC for the revival of international cricket in Pakistan,” Sethi said. “The company is based in three countries — the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates — and has a good repute.

“A representative of the Federation of International Cricketers (FICA) will accompany the security company to personally monitor the security situation in Lahore.

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