Security of Players is Top Priority for Us - ICC Chief Shashank Manohar
Shashank Manohar. (Photo by Mark Runnacles-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

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The International Cricket Council chief Shashank Manohar has confirmed that the security of the players will always remain the top priority for them. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had written to ICC in which they raised their concern regarding the security of the players in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 set to take place in England and Wales.

Meanwhile, the India-Pakistan match which is slated to be held on 16th June 2019 at Manchester is in jeopardy. In fact, a strong public reaction was triggered when 44 CRPF jawans lost their lives in Pulwama attacks.

Security of Players is Top Priority for Us - ICC Chief Shashank Manohar
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Security of players is the first priority.

Speaking to Times of India, Manohar said, “I have received the BCCI’s letter. Security has, and always will be, the top priority of the ICC.”

“When the ICC (board members) meet in Dubai on March 2, we will show the BCCI all the security plans which have been put in place for the World Cup. They can satisfy themselves over the arrangements for the World Cup. Every board can do that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Shashank Manohar stated that they will have a look at the concerns and take the required measures. The Indian board had raised their concerns to cut the cricketing ties with Pakistan.

BCCI has raised its concerns.

Manohar added, “As far as the other issues are concerned, I will place BCCI’s letter and the concerns expressed therein, before the ICC Board.

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In fact, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had written to ICC Chief Shashank Manohar. On the other hand, the India-Pakistan World Cup encounter is under the clouds after the brutal terrorist’s attacks. Furthermore, Virat Kohli has also confirmed that they will back the mutual decision of BCCI and the Indian government.

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We will back the mutual decision of BCCI and the Indian government.

“This communication is being addressed to voice the BCCI’s concerns and sentiments that have emerged after the recent dastardly terrorist attack which was carried out on Indian soil by a terror outfit based out of Pakistan which resulted in the death of 44 Indian security personnel,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri wrote.

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