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ICC to review security post Manchester attack

IANS logoIANS 23-05-2017

The Champions Trophy is scheduled to start on June 1 and will be played out in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

The Champions Trophy would be followed by the women's World Cup, scheduled to be played from June 24 to July 23.

"We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate -- in conjunction with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and relevant authorities -- to ensure that we have a robust safety and security plan for both tournaments," the global cricket governing body said in a statement.

"We will continue to work with authorities over the coming hours and days and review our security in line with the threat levels."

The ICC also offered its condolences to the victims of the attack, which was carried out by a suicide bomber during US pop star Ariana Grande's concert.

"Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrific attack in Manchester. The ICC and ECB place safety and security at the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women's World Cup this summer as the highest priority," the statement read.

"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. We do not disclose our security details as a matter of policy," it added.

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