LAHORE - The President Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Jagmohan Dalmiya met Pakistan security delegation in Kolkata and assured them of foolproof security to the Pakistani guests coming for the series in India, it has been learnt.

The four-member Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) team led by GM (Media) Nadeem Sarwar held discussion with CAB president Dalmiya regarding the security for Pakistan team and dignitaries and other matters related to the One-day match to be played in Eden Gardens on January 3, 2013.

The former ICC president Dalmiya assured them foolproof security and full support from the CAB. Former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Dalmiya assured them foolproof security and all-out help during their stay in Kolkata.  "The Cricket Association of Bengal will provide foolproof security and extend all-out support to Pakistan team, dignitaries and fans coming here to witness match at their hotel and in the ground," promised Dalmiya.

The Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) supremo has offered to host all the former Pakistan stalwarts who will be coming as 'Goodwill Ambassadors' during the ODI match at the Eden Gardens on January 3. Dalmiya said that they want to host all the former Pakistan legends who will be coming as Goodwill Ambassadors. They fell highly honoured and it was a nice gesture by one of the senior-most administrators of the cricketing fraternity, Dalmiya added.

The Pakistan delegation extended good wishes to Dalmiya send by PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf. He thanked and praised the PCB chief Zaka's valiant efforts that made the series possible. The president of Cricket Association of Bengal acknowledging the services of PCB chief Zaka Ashraf and said: “The series was possible due to hectic efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf after a lapse of five years as the cricketing ties was freeze. It will also help to improve relations between the two neighbouring countries and is a step in the right direction and can eventually bring the two nations closer”, he added.

Dalmiya said: "I acknowledge the initiative taken by the PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf to revive cricketing ties between the two nations. This is a step in the right direction and can eventually bring the two nations closer."

The PCB has decided that two former cricketers will be present at each of the five venues Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad.

Dalmiya said that Pakistan legend all-rounder Imran Khan is his personal friend and he wished that Imran should come to witness the match at Eden Gardens Kolkata.