ICC to brief teams on Champions Trophy security

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 13:21 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Dubai: ICC has decided to send two of its representative groups to New Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa to convice them about the saftey and security measures of next month's Champions Trophy. First group led by ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat will reach England early next week and they will also meet South African team who are to play an ODI series there.

Another delegation to New Zealand and Australia will be led by ICC General Manager (Cricket) David Richardson. The group, which also has FICA CEO Tim May and Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson, will be in New Zealand on August 14 and Australia on August 15.

The decisions to send the delegations were approved last night following two days of observations, meetings and presentations received by task team members in Pakistan.

Task team chairman and ICC President David Morgan reasoned that the exercise was to ensure that every stakeholder is comfortable with the ICC Champions Trophy taking place in Pakistan.

"To that end, it was agreed that representatives who have attended the latest briefings and demonstrations in Lahore and Karachi will visit stakeholders who have expressed reservations to let them know of the safety and security measures on the ground.

"The results of those meetings will be fed back to me and also to ICC Vice President Sharad Pawar and ICC CEO Lorgat on August 20 so we can make a further assessment of the comfort levels of our participating members," he said.

"We are committed to a safe and secure Champions Trophy. We believe these visits and the feedbacks will play a major role in achieving those ends," he added.


Write Comments