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T20 World Cup receives terror threat from Pakistan; Headache for ICC and CWI

T20 World Cup receives terror threat from Pakistan; Headache for ICC and CWI

The T20 World Cup remains a highly anticipated event. However, security concerns add a layer of complexity for organizers. CWI and the ICC are working diligently to ensure a safe and enjoyable tournament for everyone.

The upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, scheduled for the West Indies and the United States from June 1 to 29, has been overshadowed by security concerns after reports of a potential terror threat from North Pakistan.

T20 World Cup – Terror Threat from Pakistan

Caribbean media outlets reported intelligence suggesting “Pro-Islamic State (IS) media sources” inciting violence against sporting events. These reports included video messages from the Afghanistan-Pakistan branch, ISKhorasan (IS-K), promoting attacks and urging followers to join the fight in their home countries.

CWI Prioritizes Safety and Security

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has moved to reassure fans and stakeholders. CEO Jonny Graves emphasized that safety is their “number one priority.” He stated to Cricbuzz that they have a “comprehensive and robust security plan” in place to mitigate any potential risks.

Collaboration to Combat the Threat

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and regional security agencies are reportedly working together to address the threat. Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and other host countries are actively monitoring the situation.

T20 World Cup matches across region

The World Cup will see matches played across various Caribbean islands including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, games are scheduled for US cities in Florida, New York, and Texas.

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Focus on Successful Tournament

While acknowledging the security concerns, the ICC echoed CWI’s statement. Both organizations are determined to deliver a successful and secure World Cup experience for players, fans, and all involved.

The T20 World Cup remains a highly anticipated event. However, security concerns add a layer of complexity for organizers. CWI and the ICC are working diligently to ensure a safe and enjoyable tournament for everyone.

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