Sri Lanka assures that there is not security threat on the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in the country later this year, contrary to suggestions made in some sections of the media.
The country has given this assurance to the ICC in a letter written by the Tournament Director of the ICC World Twenty20 Upeka Nell.
“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 “she has said in her assurance given to the ICC.
“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” Nell has further said.
According to the ICC, a comprehensive Security plan will be discussed at the scheduled Security Directorate meeting on 8th June and the plan will be constantly monitored and reviewed thereafter.
In response ICC says, “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 says it 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.
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