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ICC will not guarantee safety for ’11 World Cup

ICC will not guarantee safety for ’11 World Cup
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First Published: Sun, Mar 08 2009. 10 55 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 08 2009. 10 55 PM IST
Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday refused to guarantee the safety and security of players anywhere in the world in the aftermath of the terror attacks on Sri Lankan team in Lahore.
Asked if ICC could ensure player security at the 2011 World Cup to be held in the Indian subcontinent, chief executive Haroon Lorgat told reporters in Sydney “that would be the attitude to any event anywhere in the world”.
The Lahore attack has set alarm bells ringing for the organizers of the Twenty20 World Cup in England as well and they will take a fresh look at the security arrangements for the event.
“Definitely, the Lahore terror attack has forced us to relook our plan. Just after the attack, we had a meeting and we are meeting again next week where some top security experts will also participate,” Twenty20 World Cup organizing director Steve Elworthy said.
In London, former England captain Kevin Pietersen is considering pulling out of the Indian Premier League after militant attack on the Sri Lanka team.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 08 2009. 10 55 PM IST