Cricket bosses to review security ‘in line with threat levels’ for Women’s World Cup 2017 in Derby

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Cricket bosses say they will “review their security in line with the threat levels” ahead of Women’s World Cup 2017 matches at Derby’s 3aaa County Ground. They said security was “very much front and centre” of preparations after the Manchester terror attack, which police say claimed 22 lives and left 64 others injured[2], but said they would not reveal exact details of their plans. Last night PM Theresa May increased the UK terror attack threat level from severe to critical in the wake of Manchester Arena attack investigation.


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The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) comments were backed by a statement from Derbyshire County Cricket Club which said it considers the safety of all visitors to its ground to be a top priority.

A spokesman for the ICC said “our thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrific attack in Manchester”. He added: “The ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) place safety and security at the Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup this summer as the highest priority. “We operate on advice from our tournament security directorate – in conjunction with the ECB and relevant authorities – to ensure that we have a robust safety and security plan for both tournaments.

“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.

We do not disclose our security details as a matter of policy.”
A spokesman for Derbyshire County Cricket Club backed the ICC’s sentiment and said it would “work closely” with the police and other authorities. He said: “The thoughts of all at Derbyshire County Cricket Club are with everyone effected by the tragic events in Manchester.

“The club place safety of all visitors to the ground as the highest priority. “We will continue to work closely with the police and other relevant authorities when planning all events at the 3aaa County Ground, and regularly review and update safety and security procedures.” A spokeswoman for Derbyshire police said: “An assessment is being made of key sites across the county, and forthcoming public events, and security arrangements for these will be regularly reviewed.”

The 3aaa County Ground is one of four host venues for the group stages of the competition and eight games will be played there, including the second semi-final on July 20.


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  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ police say claimed 22 lives and left 64 others injured (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)
  3. ^ Mum caught up in Manchester Arena attack ‘ran for her life’ (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)
  4. ^ Ilkeston residents: we want private security firm to patrol our streets (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk)

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