ICC confirms security process for Champions Trophy

July 7th, 2008 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS  

Dubai, July 6 (IANS) A security process has been put in place ahead of the Champions Trophy in Pakistan in September, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Sunday. “During the annual conference week the Chief Executives’ Committee and the ICC Board came together to receive a presentation by the security consultants hired to oversee the matter both before and during the ICC Champions Trophy,” ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said Sunday.

“During the course of that presentation a process was agreed upon to deal with any incidents that may occur between now and the end of the tournament.

“The process involved an exchange of information between the competing teams, the ICC and the security consultants,” he said in a statement.

Players from Australia, New Zealand and England have expressed apprehensions of playing in the strife-torn country.

Lorgat said the ICC will not compromise the safety and security of players and “if it is not appropriate to play in any country then we will not do so”.

“Our security consultants have been working with Pakistan authorities during the Asia Cup, assessing security, and will report back as soon as possible with their views.

“At this stage we are working towards the ICC Champions Trophy being held in Pakistan in September,” he added.

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