With ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on the cards to begin on June 1, there is a deadly terror attack in the Manchester city on Monday night. It has been learnt from ICC’s latest statement that they are highly concerned with the terror attack and called for a meeting in order to address the issues.
“The ICC and ECB place safety and security at the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup this summer as the highest priority. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrific attack in Manchester. The ICC and ECB place safety and security at the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup this summer as the highest priority,” ICC quoted in their Media Release.
ICC added, “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. We will continue to work with authorities over the coming hours and days and review our security in line with the threat levels.”
“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,” ICC signed off.
However, according to the latest reports of international media, 22 people were killed in the attack which included children also. It was a suicide bomber attack at an Ariana Grande’s pop concert at the Manchester Arena.