The International Cricket Council has assured its individuals of a strong protection plan for this year’s World Cup in England after the Indian cricket board sought ensures from the governing frame following a suicide-bomb assault in Kashmir remaining month.
The BCCI had expressed concern about security at some point of the World Cup in a letter to the ICC after last month’s assault within the disputed location that killed forty Indian paramilitary troops.
“As you will anticipate for a worldwide sporting event, the ICC, in partnership with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) has a strong security plan in place for the men’s Cricket World Cup,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson stated following board meetings in Dubai.
“We work intently with the government in our host nations to make certain that the protection of gamers, officers and lovers is a concern.
“Should the one’s government improve the threat degree of the occasion based totally on intelligence, we can of path uplift our protection commitment as suitable.
“We will continue to paintings with the ECB and our members during the increase too and in the course of the tournament to preserve all and sundry abreast of the situation.”
The attack, the worst in the troubled vicinity, turned into claimed via Pakistan-based militants and further soured members of the family between the bitter nuclear-armed competitors, prompting calls inside India for u . S . A. To sever all long ties with Pakistan.
The BCCI had entreated the cricket community to ostracize Pakistan in their letter to the ICC. India is scheduled to play their World Cup healthy towards Pakistan in Manchester on June sixteen.
The governing frame changed into additionally apprised of concerns from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) concerning the BCCI’s reluctance to come back below the ambit of India’s country wide anti-doping frame.
“The Board unanimously mentioned its desire to remain WADA compliant and dedicated to running in partnership with the BCCI, WADA, and the India NADA to clear up the excellent troubles as a matter of urgency,” the ICC statement stated.