ICC ensures strong security for World Cup
International Cricket Council (ICC) has assured about the strong security for the players and match officials during the mega event ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Nowadays all are not well between India and Pakistan, two important members in the International Cricket Council, due to the political hazards between both nations for the past few weeks. This has created some issues in the mega event of ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be played in England and Wales this year.
Earlier there were some talks from India to ban Pakistan from the event following the Pulwama attack. But later those talks were dropped and the Board for Control of Cricket in India has asked the International Cricket Council to make sure strong security for the players and match officials during the tournament.
Now ICC has assured BCCI that there will be robust security in the World Cup following the ICC Board meeting that happened in Dubai on Saturday.
“As you would expect for a global sporting event, the ICC, in partnership with the ECB has a robust security plan in place for the Men’s Cricket World Cup. We work closely with the authorities in our host countries to ensure that the safety of players, officials and fans is a priority,” ICC CEO David Richardson said.
“Should those authorities raise the threat level of the event based on intelligence, we will of course uplift our security commitment as appropriate. We will continue to work with the ECB and our Members throughout the build-up to and during the tournament to keep everyone abreast of the situation.”
It was also announced that the United Arab Emirates and Scotland will host the ICC Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier events later this year. The Women’s Qualifier will be in Scotland from September 7 while the men’s event will be played in UAE from October 11 with the final on November 3.