No security threat to ICC T20 World 2012 in Sri Lanka

The Tournament Director of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, Upekha Nell, has said that there is no security threat to the T20 World Cup 2012.

“Contrary to suggestions in some sections of the media, I wish to reassure you that there is absolutely no security threat to the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 as no files were lost as alleged,” Nell said in a statement released by the ICC.

“Further a comprehensive Security plan will be discussed at the scheduled Security Directorate meeting on 8 June and the plan will be constantly monitored and reviewed thereafter.

“You may recall here that the Sri Lanka Government and the Sri Lanka Cricket have assured the ICC of providing a similar level of security to that offered for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which was one of the most successful events ever.

“As such, there are no concerns over the event security but, as always, the ICC will continue to regard the security of the players, officials, spectators and media as its top priority.

“ICC will continue to monitor the implementation of the security plan and will continue to assist and guide the local authorities with its feedback and comments.”

The ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 is to be staged in Sri Lanka from 18 September to 7 October.

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