ICC waits for Asia Cup security report

Monday, July 7, 2008

The ICC is awaiting a report from its security consultants, working with the Pakistan authorities, on the Asia Cup in its bid to assess the situation in the country ahead of the Champions Trophy in September.

"At this stage we are working towards the Champions Trophy being held in Pakistan in September,"

said Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive officer. The ICC board and the chief executives' committee received a presentation from security consultants hired to oversee the situation and agreed upon a process to deal with any incidents that may occur in Pakistan 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",

said Lorgat.

"The ICC will not compromise the safety and security of any individual at one of its tournaments and if it is not appropriate to play in any country then we will not do so."

On Sunday a bomb blast occurred in Islamabad where 10 people were feared dead. Pakistan president Pervez Musharaff, who was at the closing ceremony of the Asia Cup, condemned the attack and insisted the country needed healthy competitions like the just-concluded tournament.

"I congratulate the Pakistan board and the Asian Cricket Council for organising this event successfully,"

Musharraf said.

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