ICC confirms security process for Champions Trophy

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Dubai, Jul 7 (UNI) ICC Chief Executive Officer Haroon Lorgat has confirmed that in the course of ICC annual conference week, a security process had been agreed ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan this September.

''During annual conference week the Chief Executives' Committee and the ICC Board came together to receive a presentation by the security consultants hired to oversee that matter both before and during the ICC Champions Trophy,'' Lorgat said. ''During the course of that presentation a process was agreed upon to deal with any incidents that may occur between now and the end of the tournament.'' ''The process involved an exchange of information between the competing teams, the ICC and the security consultants,'' he added.

''The ICC will not compromise the safety and security of any individual at one of its tournaments and if it is not appropriate to play in any country then we will not do so.'' Lorgat informed that ICC security consultants have been reviewing the security arrangements in Pakistan during the Asia Cup and will submit their report soon.

''Our security consultants have been working with the Pakistan authorities during the Asia Cup, assessing security, and will report back as soon as possible with their views,'' he stated. ''At this stage we are working towards the ICC Champions Trophy being held in Pakistan in September.'' The ICC Champions Trophy will involve the top eight sides in the Reliance ODI Championship table as of March 11 playing 15 matches in a short, sharp event with two groups of four teams, two semi-finals and a final.

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