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Eastern Star has a genuinely international approach and has undertaken extensive contracts on the Asian sub continent, Europe and the Middle East. On account of the unrivalled networks acquired through our various contracts around the world, our ability to gather intelligence is without equal.

Eastern Star enjoys a long history and excellent relationships at the most senior level within Government departments, the Diplomatic Missions and security forces in all the countries it works in. Eastern Star has a personal & flexible approach and is able to offer honest & practical advice and a customised & consultative response to each existing or new client.

Eastern Star has provided security services to clients for over 20 years, a testament to its longevity, consistency, honesty and experience.


2008 ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY
Eastern Star travelled to Pakistan to assess and audit existing security arrangements for the Asia Cup, a precursor to the proposed Champions Trophy.

ESI were tasked with meeting various government, military, police and diplomatic officials to assess actual and potential threats and to review the current security plan to determine the capability of the host country to respond to any threats.

In addition to threat assessments, Eastern Star conducted security audits of venues, accommodation and transport routes and liaised with various International Cricket Boards and Player Associations due to the inherent risk associated with the tournament.

The results of the assessment & audit highlighted concerns regarding the safety of the hotel accommodation and route security, amongst others. ESI advised its clients that security could not be guaranteed and the decision was subsequently taken to relocate the tournament to South Africa in 2009.

This decision was vindicated in the ensuing months when first a proposed team hotel was bombed; causing multiple deaths and then the Sri Lanka cricket team convoy, on tour in Pakistan, was attacked by terrorists. The attack resulted in the deaths of several police personnel and in shots being fired at the team bus, injuring players and a member of the coaching staff.


SECURITY ASSESSMENT IN INDIA FOLLOWING THE MUMBAI TERRORIST ATTACKS, NOVEMBER 2008
Following the Mumbai terrorist attacks in November 2008, Eastern Star was asked to evaluate the potential risk of the England cricket team continuing their tour of India. The tour was postponed while ESI conducted an assessment into the ongoing risk to the tour party.

ESI met with prominent government, military, police and diplomatic officials to assess actual and potential threats to our client and asked to review the current security plan to gauge the ability of the host nation to prevent an attack on the England cricket team.

In addition to threat assessments, Eastern Star conducted security audits of venues, accommodation and transport routes and liaised with both the English & Indian government authorities, law enforcement groups, diplomatic missions and respective Cricket Boards.

ESI formulated and submitted a comprehensive security plan in regard to the remainder of the tour. The plan and security strategy was presented to the relevant Boards, government authorities and player groups, and was accepted in its entirety. The decision was then taken to recommence the tour. Eastern Star oversaw the implementation of the security arrangements for the rest of the tour which continued without further incident.