Twenty20 World Cup next target?

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India - ICC Twenty20 World Cup
London, Mar 5: Sources said that coming Twenty20 World Cup in England could be next target of terrorists. Terrified cricket bosses are to hold urgent talks with security officials in a bid to avoid a repeat of Tuesday, Mar 3's horror in Lahore.

The tournament is due to start at Lord's on June 5, with a further 26 games to be played at venues, including Surrey's Oval and Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe said: "We have to look at security. We don't want terrorists to win. We have to strike the right balance."

On Wednesday, Mar 5 night, Pakistan looked certain to be stripped of their right to host the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

International Cricket Council president David Morgan said: "It's difficult to see international cricket being played there for the foreseeable future."

Former England bowler Dominic Cork, 37, who was in Lahore as a Test commentator, added: "I don't think international cricket should return to this country.

"I won't be coming back here, not while I'm living. There is no chance."

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, 42, admitted: "Hosting the World Cup is now a distant dream. How do you expect foreign teams to come to Pakistan now?"

ANI

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