The upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, set to kick off from June 2 to June 29, is facing heightened security concerns following a reported terror threat in T20 WC originating from North Pakistan.

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) has responded swiftly, assuring stakeholders of their commitment to implementing comprehensive safety measures to mitigate any potential risks to the event.

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Johnny Grave, the CEO of CWI, emphasized their close collaboration with local authorities and continuous monitoring of global security landscapes to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the tournament. Grave reiterated that the safety and security of all participants and attendees remain the organization’s top priority.

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The terror threat in T20 WC, reportedly originating from the Pro-Islamic State (Daesh) media outlet ‘Nashir Pakistan,’ has prompted Caribbean authorities to take proactive measures.

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has confirmed collaboration between Caricom and security agencies to address the threat effectively. Additionally, regional security officials in Barbados are actively monitoring potential risks to the ICC event.

Despite these concerns, the tournament is set to take place across multiple locations in the West Indies, including Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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After news of terror threat in T20 WC, extra precaution to be taken care :-

Extra precautions are being taken for matches planned in Florida, New York, and Texas in the United States. Fortunately, there have been no specific threats reported concerning the US venues thus far.

The final match of the tournament will be held in Barbados, with the semi-finals scheduled for Trinidad and Guyana. This marks a significant moment for the West Indies, as they return to hosting the Cricket World Cup since 2010.

As the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup continue, stakeholders can rest assured that every effort is being made to ensure a safe and successful event. Despite the challenges posed by the reported terror threat in T20 WC, the CWI and relevant authorities are committed to upholding the integrity of the tournament and providing a secure environment for players, officials, and fans alike.

 

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