Friday, 08 June 2012 - 12:56
ICC says no security threat for World T20; Appoints Lasith Malinga brand ambassador



The Tournament Director of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, Upekha Nell, has said that there is no security threat on the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 to be staged in Sri Lanka from 18 September to 7 October.

He added that contrary to suggestions in some sections of the media, the ICC reassured that there is absolutely no security threat to the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 as no files were lost as alleged.

Speaking further, he added that a comprehensive security plan will be discussed at the scheduled Security Directorate meeting on 8 June and the plan will be constantly monitored and reviewed thereafter.

A release from Sri Lanka Cricket quoting the director also notes that the Sri Lanka Government and SLC have assured the ICC of providing a similar level of security to that offered for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which was one of the most successful events ever.

The ICC refused to make further comment on this matter.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka's star Lasith Malinga, as the official Event Ambassador for the ICC World Twenty 20 Sri Lanka 2012.

Malinga, was selected as the Event Ambassador in recognition of his skills as a role model both on and off the field of play.

Malinga will be the 'face' of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 advertising campaign in the host nation and will promote the event globally.

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