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‘Terror Threat to T20 World Cup’ is real and here is how ICC preparing after warning from Pakistan’s group

‘Terror Threat to T20 World Cup’ is real and here is how ICC preparing after warning from Pakistan’s group

The ICC and host countries remain committed to prioritizing the safety of everyone involved in the T20 World Cup.

The upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, scheduled for June 1-29th in the West Indies and USA, is facing heightened security measures following a warning from a terror group from North Pakistan.

Reports of threats on T20 World Cup:

Media reports in the Caribbean revealed intelligence suggesting a link between a terror organization and threats targeting sporting events.

These threats reportedly originated from a branch of the Islamic State (IS) operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan, known as IS-Khorasan (IS-K) as per Cricbuzz. Video messages promoting attacks and urging followers to act in their home countries were also mentioned.

ICC vows to ensure safety in T20 World Cup

The ICC has responded swiftly, working closely with the host countries – the West Indies and the USA – to ensure appropriate security plans are in place. Officials have been in communication with authorities and received assurances from Cricket West Indies (CWI) about a comprehensive security strategy to address any potential risks.

“ICC is working closely with the host countries to ensure appropriate plans are in place. We immediately spoke to the authorities as the reports emerged, and the Cricket West Indies has assured everyone that a comprehensive security plan is in place to address any risk,” an ICC official told IANS.

Caribbean Prime Minister acknowledges threat

Dr. Keith Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, acknowledged the ever-present danger of terrorism and the importance of taking all threats seriously. He highlighted the increased security measures being implemented for large gatherings like the World Cup. While completely eliminating risk is impossible, Dr. Rowley emphasized the vigilance of regional intelligence and security agencies working collaboratively to protect the population and venues throughout the tournament.

Tournament Details

  • Venues: The T20 World Cup will be played across various locations:
  • Caribbean: Kensington Oval (Barbados), Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Trinidad), Providence Stadium (Guyana), Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (Antigua), Darren Sammy Cricket Ground (St Lucia), and Arnos Vale Stadium (St Vincent).
    • USA: Eisenhower Park (New York), Broward County (Florida), and Grand Prairie Stadium (Texas).

More on T20 WC:

T20 World Cup Format:

  • First Round: 20 teams will be divided into four groups of five. The top two teams from each group advance to the Super Eights stage.
  • Super Eights: Teams will be split into two groups of four based on their first-round performance. The top two teams from each Super Eights group progress to the semi-finals.
  • Knockout Stage: Semi-finals will be held in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. The final will take place in Barbados, with reserve days allocated for all knockout matches.

The ICC and host countries remain committed to prioritizing the safety of everyone involved in the T20 World Cup.

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