MUMBAI The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has hired the services of Australian security expert Reg Dickason for the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh, it is learnt here. He has also been hired to advise the Australian players for the forthcoming IPL event in India. Now with the English team in UAE, Dickason, when approached for his security plan, refused to divulge details. He is, however, likely to visit Chittagong and Mirpur, where England is scheduled to play three ODIs and two Test matches. The English team will be arriving Bangladesh on February 21. Reg Dickason runs a company called Business Loss Prevention in Brisbane and is considered to be a Southeast Asia security expert. A policeman for 17 years, he specialises in security, weapons, rescues and tactics in hostile areas for businesses, governments and wealthy individuals. Rescues performed by the company have included recovering the daughter of a wealthy Asian businessman from kidnappers during a hit and run raid a few years ago. His first big job for the Australian Cricket Board was at the 1996 World Cup when Australia refused to travel to Sri Lanka following a bomb blast in Colombo which killed 250 people. Dickason played a pivotal role when Waugh was secretly whisked away from Rawalpindi in September 1998 to appear before a special sitting of the Lahore High Courts match-fixing inquiry to give evidence against Salim Malik. Despite an agreement with Pakistani authorities that the sitting would be in secret, Dickason was forced to lead Waugh through a maze of local media and onlookers into the hearing room. Reg Dickason has also received high praise from Tim May, CEO of the FICA (Federation of Cricketers Association).