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Stone-pelting: ICC not worried

cricket Updated: Mar 06, 2011 00:12 IST
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ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Saturday condemned the attack on the West Indies team bus by Bangladesh fans but said there were no immediate plans to move games.

Home supporters reacted angrily after seeing their side bowled out for just 58 by the West Indies in Dhaka on Friday in a World Cup match the visitors won by nine wickets. The bus came under attack as it was heading back to the West Indies' team hotel after the match, in what police said was a case of mistaken identity, with fans thinking it was the home team's vehicle.

Lorgat said the ICC had no immediate plans to move matches from Bangladesh, with England and South Africa still to play group fixtures in the country against the Tigers. Two quarter-finals are also scheduled for Dhaka. “With that particular incident we will re-assess but I've said before I am very, very pleased with the maturity of the security measures, the expertise, the experience we've got on board.”

Asked if games could be moved from Bangladesh, should teams object on security grounds, Lorgat replied: “I don't believe that particular incident justifies any game being moved just yet. I am extremely confident we will see the tournament through as scheduled.”