Wednesday, 12 May 2010

CWG to provide security blueprint for 2010 WC

Organizers of the 2011 cricket World Cup will draw their security plans based on this year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

"The Commonwealth Games will be the benchmark for us about security arrangements," World Cup director Ratnakar Shetty told the Press Trust of India on Wednesday.

The Commonwealth Games, scheduled for Oct. 3-14, will be the biggest multiple sport event in India since the 1982 Asian Games.

The cricket World Cup is to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during February and March.

"Security is an important aspect for organizing any event in the Asian subcontinent," Shetty said. "People have doubts ... because of events that have taken place in this part of the world."

Shetty said cricket organizers in all three host nations had the support of their respective federal governments, which was considered vital for staging international events.

The three co-hosting cricket boards had already appointed their own national security managers, he said.

Shetty said it was mandatory for the three cricket boards to appoint their own security managers.

He said the security manager for each country would co-ordinate all arrangements, execute security plans and liaise with the government.


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