India play Pakistan today to celebrate cricket in a way in England in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. This is a high-octane game that will be played between the arch-rivals. Hours before the match, there has been an attack close to the ground in Birmingham, the London Bridge was attacked. There was a Manchester blast which happened a few days ago that that had already rung the warning bells in London ahead of the tournament. So, will the match go ahead as planned or will there be a delay or an unwanted stoppage but there is a statement that has come out that the security has been tightened.

“Several BCCI and PCB officials were told last night about a potential terrorist attack in Edgbaston,” the sections of the Indian media reported, quoting sources close to the BCCI. “There is nothing to worry about but since the intelligence units don’t want to take any risk after the Manchester attack last month, they have told the officials from both teams to not talk to the media about it because it may create panic. They don’t want to take any risk, however,” added the source.

Earlier, BCCI had raised concerns, Amitabh Chaudhary was at the forefront, he said, “When I woke up, the first thing which I learnt was about these attacks,” BCCI acting president Amitabh Choudhary had said. “As soon as I was in the BCCI office we sent out a message raising our concerns about security of the Indian team’s travel, accommodation and the playing (arena). Thankfully ICC has responded to it within two hours. They have been sensitised about our concern.”