ICC Champions Trophy schedule remains unchanged, BCCI gives green signal

After the Manchester blast shook the world and ICC as the coveted Champions Trophy is slated in a weeks time. Yesterday BCCI held an emergency meet to decide the itinerary. It seems BCCI has given the go-ahead to the Indian players after getting an assurance from ICC about the strengthening of the security.

ICC statement:

“We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate – in conjunction with the ECB and relevant authorities – to ensure that we have a robust safety and security plan for both tournaments. We will continue to work with authorities over the coming hours and days and review our security in line with the threat levels,” said an ICC statement.  “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”

BCCI statement

BCCI in a statement said, “The BCCI sent the ICC a message, raising its concerns about security and accommodation and the ICC responded to it within two hours. They have been sensitised about our concerns.”

It added, “Being terrorist attacks, this is something that can affect every individual on the planet. Therefore, the security concerns are that much more intense. The schedule remains unchanged so far.”