ICC issues statement following London terror attack

London, June 4: England once again fell prey to a terror attack as London was shaken last night. with three incidents at London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market and Vauxhall. A high speeding van mowed down pedestrians.

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The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is going on at the moment and arch-rivals India and Pakistan lock horns today at Edgbaston.

India and Pakistan players observe a minute's silence for London terror attack (Image courtesy: ICC Twitter handle)

On the terrorist attack, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released a statement where condemned and act and expressed their condolences for the families affected.

Here is the ICC's official statement: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by what has happened in London overnight.

"The ICC and ECB continue to place safety and security at the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women's World Cup this summer as the highest priority.

"Following last night's incident, all team hotels went into lockdown and teams, match officials and staff were all quickly accounted for.

"The enhanced security around venues implemented following the Manchester attack remains in place, this includes significantly enhanced police and security presence for today's match.

"We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate - in conjunction with the ECB and relevant police and security authorities - to ensure that we can deliver a safe and secure event.

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

"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."

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 16:19 [IST]
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