The Indian cricket team’s hotel in Birmingham is reportedly under lockdown after several people were left injured in the hit and run and stabbing incidents in London. The Indian cricket will battle it out with Pakistan in one of the most awaited matches of the season at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match on June 4.
Security has been increased for the Champions Trophy match in the backdrop of the terror attacks in London. According to a Times of India report, even though the venue of the match is a safe distance from the main site of the attack, it is being speculated that the intelligence authorities have been warned about a possible attack during the match.
At least 7 people are feared dead and several of them are left injured after a vehicle mowed down people on the London Bridge, while other knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree in the markets and bars in the area. The police have reportedly shot dead three suspects of the terror attack.
Broad Street blocked off by police in Birmingham. Hope it’s not related to the unfolding situation in London pic.twitter.com/y9v61UV5jq
— Rob (@BrumRobBrum) June 3, 2017
“We have now taken over 30 patients to five hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge. A number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries at the scene,” Peter Rhodes, London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, said in a statement.’
The match between the arch-rivals is set to start at 3PM (IST). Both the teams are confident and raring to go in the high-voltage battle. The match will be live telecast on Start Sports. on papers, team India are favourites due to their past performances and start batting line-up including former skipper MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan among others.