"There's Terror Threat To T20 World Cup 2024:" Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister reveals

Dr Keith Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago said that the security agencies are working to combat terror threats to the T20 World Cup 2024.

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ICC has announced they are working closely with Men's T20 World Cup host countries, West Indies and USA to combat terror threats. The Men's T20 World Cup 2024 is scheduled to take place in the West Indies and the USA from June 1-29. 20 teams have been divided into four groups of five each for the first round. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super Eight stage. In Super Eight, teams will be split into two groups of four each. 

Reports are coming from various sections in the Caribbean media that the World Cup-hosting islands in the region received terror threats from an organization in North Pakistan.

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ICC preparing to combat terror threats

"ICC is working closely with the host countries to ensure appropriate plans are in place. We immediately spoke to the authorities as the reports emerged, and the Cricket West Indies has assured everyone that a comprehensive security plan is in place to address any risk," an ICC official told IANS.

Dr Keith Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, said to Daily Express that the security agencies are working to combat terror threats to the ICC T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

"Unfortunately, the threat of terrorism in its many and varied expressions is an ever-present danger in the world of the 21st century. It is against this backdrop that all nations, like our region when hosting large or vulnerable gatherings, make an extra effort in national security preparations and response readiness to take seriously, all threats, expressed or implied," Rowley said.

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"Given the fact that bad actors can choose to misbehave in any way possible, it makes it virtually impossible to completely seal off all opportunities. However, to ameliorate these dangers, we at the local and regional levels have remained alert to many threats and singularly or together have our intelligence and other security agencies working to protect the population in countries and at venues throughout the tournament,Rowley added.

Kensington Oval in Barbados, Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, Providence Stadium in Guyana, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia, and Arnos Vale Stadium, St Vincent will be the hosts for matches of T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

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