Australian security expert pleasantly surprised on being honoured at Lord's
by Bipin Dani

Ground:Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
Event:Pakistan in England and Ireland 2016

DateLine: 19th July 2016


Mumbai, July 18 : Reg Dickason, an Australian security expert who has been working with the England team was honored at Lords during the first Test match against Pakistan, it is learnt here.


Confirming this, Chris Smith, the MCC's Communications Officer said, "I believe he was given a few gifts to mark his 100th Test, but youÂ’ll need to ask the ECB for more details".


"He (Dickason) received a memento for working 100 Tests for the England team. Andrew Strauss made a presentation to him at a Lord's drinks reception at the end of day 2", Danny Reuben, the team's media official says.


Later, Dickason also said, "I am humbled and genuinely honoured to have been recognised by the England Cricket Board. I have worked closely with a number of excellent administrators and players over the years who now I consider as friends".


"I was shocked and suprised to be recognised at such an iconic venue like Lord's. I would like to thank Andrew Strauss and the players for the gift".


This may be the first known incident where a security expert being honoured by any national cricket team.


Reg Dickason or his son Sam, who is also a security adviser, will visit India and Bangladesh soon for inspection of venues before the go ahead is given for the England team to tour this countries.


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