MUMBAI Famed sports security expert Reg Dickasons services may be sought by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) to quell the security concerns for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), said Paul Marsh, the CEO of the ACA. Speaking to this scribe from Melbourne, he said, We have yet to engage Reg Dickason but will likely do so if we are provided with access to the IPLs security plans. It may be recalled here that the IPL commissioner Lalit Modi had recently rejected the security threat claims to the Australian players saying he was in touch with the Cricket Australia (CA) officials and refused to share the security arrangement plans with the ACA. Elaborating further, Marsh said, If such access is denied then there is no point in engaging Reg as we wont be able to properly assess the security arrangements for the event and if we are unable to assess the events security plans, we simply wont be able to recommend to our players that we believe its safe to participate in this years IPL. A private security firm used by the Australian players has estimated the level of risk to cricketers in India to be the same now as it was in the month after the Mumbai attacks, it is learnt here. All I would say is that the report highlights that genuine threats exist in India currently and the IPL is a potential terrorist target. As such it is absolutely critical that we can assess all relevant security plans for the IPL event to understand whether or not this threat can be mitigated, Marsh further added. Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the Federation of the International Cricketers Association (FICA) has expressed its concerns over the security arrangements. We are aware of generic risk assessments of India at the moment via some unsolicited reports received by us and are awaiting the IPL security arrangement plans so as to enable us to commission a security review, said Tim May, the FICA CEO, from the USA. Yes, the unsolicited reports do highlight various dangers associated with the high profile event in India at this time and recommend that security arrangements should be reviewed prior to any decision whether the players should tour India or not, May said.