Manchester attack: ICC to look into security for Champions Trophy

Dubai [UAE], May 21 : Following the deadly terror attack at the Manchester Arena in England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said that it will look into the safety and security of all the teams participating in the Champions Trophy, which begins June 1.

According to sources, the ICC is concerned with what has happened in Manchester and, therefore, they will have a meeting later in the day in order to address the issue.

"The ICC is concerned with what has happened in Manchester and will have a conference call later in the day with stake holders joining from various places," the ICC source said.

The blast took place on Monday night during a pop concert performed by American singer Ariana Grande, in which 22 people were killed and about 50 injured.

The Manchester Police confirmed that a lone male suicide bomber was behind the explosion. The attack is being touted as the worst in Britain in a decade. Last England saw such a deadly terror attack was in 2005 when on July 7, which killed 52 people after terrorists carried out a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London targeting civilians using the public transport system during the rush hour.

Also, in 2009, the Manchester police had thwarted a major terror bid to attack Manchester's Arndale shopping centre on the busy Easter bank holiday weekend.

With up to 90,000 shoppers in or near the shopping centre at the time, police believe an attack would have killed hundreds and maimed thousands.

A student identified as Abid Naseer, 29, who plotted the mass suicide bomb attack was jailed for 40 years in 2015.

Source: ANI