T20 World Cup organisers to re-assess security post-Lahore

Updated: 08 March 2009 10:37 IST

The Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers has set the alarm bells ringing for the organisers of the Twenty20 World Cup in England.

New Delhi:

The Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers has set the alarm bells ringing for the organisers of the Twenty20 World Cup in England as well and they will take a fresh look at the security arrangements for the event.

Twenty20 World Cup Organising Director Steve Elworthy says the Lahore attack, that left six Lankan cricketers injured, has caused a lot of concern for the event that is scheduled this June.

"Definitely, the Lahore terror attack has forced us to relook our plan. Just after the attack, we had a meeting and we are meeting again next week where some top security experts will also participate," Elworthy said from London.

Elworthy said a two-level security system to protect match venues and players will be put in place. Participating teams' outdoor activities may also be curtailed during the event as part of the security plan.

"The Lahore attack has proved that terrorists can strike anywhere anytime and this is worrying. We have to be on our guard as London has been a terror target in the past. We might have to keep a tab on the players' outdoor activities during the tournament," he said.

Topics : Cricket India MS Dhoni West Indies South Africa Brian Lara Ravindra Jadeja
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