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World Cup: BCCI raises security concern, ICC assures all issues will be addressed

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confident the BCCI that it's going to "do everything" to address India's security issues right through the approaching World Cup the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

At the beginning of the ICC's Chief Executives Committee (CEC) assembly, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri expressed India's issues in regards to the security of its avid gamers in the mega match which is scheduled to begin May 30.

"On behalf of the BCCI, Rahul Johri raised concerns for the safety and security of the Indian team, match officials and the Indian Fans, at the CEC Meeting," a senior BCCI official, aware about the advance, said.

It is learnt that Johri advised the CEC that the BCCI believes in the security being deliberate through the ICC and the England Cricket Board.

"The ICC CEO David Richardson assured the BCCI that the ICC will ensure that everything is done to address the concerns raised," the official added.

The dialogue on security wasn't part of the unique schedule but on BCCI's insistence, it's been "minuted" through the global body.

There had been statements from prominent India avid gamers such Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly, urging the BCCI to boycott the June 16 World Cup workforce league recreation against Pakistan in Manchester's Old Trafford after more than 40 CRPF staff were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.

However, at this point, the BCCI has taken no stand on boycotting the sport as there remains an opportunity that both groups may end up assembly in the knockouts as smartly.

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