New Delhi: After the terror assault in Manchester, the Indian cricket team is assured of foolproof security as they leave for England on to engage into the Champions Trophy on Wednesday.
As the news of the bomb blasts in the Manchester Arena came out, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had written to England Cricket Board (ECB) regarding the safety of Team India who’ll defend the Champions Trophy, starting June 1.
At minimum 22 individuals were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande in Manchester on Monday night.
“The ICC will hold a meeting later in the day to address the issue in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester,” an ICC official told DNA.
ECB replied to BCCI, saying: “All concerns regarding the teams’ safety during the event are being taken care of.”
According to the information, ICC will have meeting call later on with stakeholders joining from various places day. “How and what happens will be conveyed to all the participating teams,” said the official.
India is planned to start their campaign in an encounter that is high-voltage arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4. “We expect huge turnout for the Indo-Pak clash in England. That’s why the security is of utmost importance to us. But we’ve been assured of fool-proof security by ECB,” said a senior BCCI official.
India will play Sri Lanka on 8 and Ѕouth Africa on June 11 during the Kenníngton Oνal in London.
“We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate — in conjunction with the ECB and relevant authorities — to ensure that we have a robust safety and security plan for both tournaments.”
“The security situation has been very much front and centre of our preparations and we constantly review our procedures to guarantee they are as effective as possible to keep everyone safe. We do not disclose our security details as a matter of policy,” an ICC statement said.