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Pakistan security officials rehearse for Zimbabwe tour

Zimbabwe will be the first test playing nation to tour Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009

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Hundreds of Pakistani policemen featured in a dress rehearsal on Saturday to provide security to the visiting Zimbabwe cricket team in the eastern city of Lahore.

Two blue-colored team buses were seen surrounded by at least a dozen police vans in television footage as it drove through the Allama Iqbal International Airport where Zimbabwe is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.

Dozens of police officials monitored security arrangements at the Gaddafi Stadium, which will host two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals.

Ticket sales also began on Saturday with the text "Igniting a passion that brings together a nation" written in the center of the ticket.

Zimbabwe will be the first test playing nation to tour Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus - also in Lahore - in 2009.