Twenty-20 World Cup to be played under strict security cover: Elworthy

March 9th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.9 (ANI): The terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket players in Lahore last week has not only raised concerns over the 2011 cricket World Cup, but it also has alarmed British security agencies involved with preparations for the Twenty-20 World Cup this June.
Twenty-20 World Cup Organising Committee Director Steve Elworthy has admitted the attacks have set alarm bells ringing among security agencies.
“Definitely, the Lahore terror attack has forced us to relook our plans. Just after the attack, we had a meeting and we are meeting again next week where some top security experts will also participate,” The Nation quoted Elworthy, as saying.
Elworthy said players and officials would be provided a fool-proof security cover during the event, as London has been on the list of the terrorists in the past.
Elworthy said the committee is awaiting advice of top security expert Reg Dickason, who is currently on a tour of the West Indies with the English cricket team.(ANI)

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