Champions Trophy 2017: Will review security in line with threat levels, says ICC after London attacks

The ICC released a statement after the terrorist attack in London on Saturday night that they will review security in line with threat levels. Team hotels went into lock-down and teams, match officials and staff were all quickly accounted for.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 4, 2017 4:21 pm
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The ICC released a statement after the terrorist attack in central London on Saturday night that they would review security over the coming hours and days in line with the threat levels during the course of the ongoing Champions Trophy tournament.

The ICC release paid tribute to those affected by the incident. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by what has happened in London overnight. The ICC and ECB continue to place safety and security at the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup this summer as the highest priority,” said the statement.

“Following last night’s incident all team hotels went into lockdown and teams, match officials and staff were all quickly accounted for. The enhanced security around venues implemented following the Manchester attack remains in place, this includes significantly enhanced police and security presence for today’s match.”

The release further stressed that they are in conjunction with the relevant police and security authorities to ensure security over the course of the tournament. “We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate – in conjunction with the ECB and relevant police and security authorities – to ensure that we can deliver a safe and secure event. We will continue to work with authorities over the coming hours and days and review our security in line with the threat levels.”

“The security situation has been very much front and centre of our preparations and we constantly review our procedures to guarantee they are as effective as possible to keep everyone safe.”

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