Cricket World Cup may move out of India

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There will be major international sporting events gonna take place in india in next 2 year.like hockey world cup/IPL,commonwealth games and 2001 cricket corld cup.Last year we have seen UK team didnt come to badminton world cup in hyderabad due to terror threat and then australian davis cup team forfited it tie with india due to terror threats.again with issuing of direct terror threats to foreign players by iliyas kashmiri 313 bdg. there are chances of cancellation or shifting of some of these events out of india which gonna have long term impact on perception of india as safe destination to do business.this in turn have impact on indian economy.the thing is india cant ve economic progress by neglecting its security.

Cricket World Cup may move out of India

MELBOURNE: After fears of a mass pull-out of international cricketers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to terror threats, there are reports of contingency plans to shift the next year's World Cup from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and New Zealand.
Reacting to reported contigency, revealed by New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan Sunday, International Cricket Council (ICC) executive Haroon Lorgat said they will do everything to keep the World Cup in India.
Vaughan has indicated that there were plans to move the World Cup from India to Australia or New Zealand if the security situation deteriorated.
"You cannot move the timing of the tournament, in March-April, so really there's only Australia, New Zealand and South Africa who could host it," Vaughan was quoted as saying in The Australian.
"By tightening the security measures around the teams, we somehow have to make it safe. Otherwise the sport will struggle to survive if we cannot find a solution."
Lorgat insisted world cricket would not let the sport be derailed by terrorism, as has happened in Pakistan.
"The World Cup is the big piece of work that we have to deliver and we intend to do so," Lorgat said.
"The whole issue of security is dynamic, but we will assess it very carefully and implement whatever measures are necessary to ensure safety and security. I do not share the same concerns for India as Pakistan."
There is a heightened security concerns in the cricketing world following terrorist threats from Al Qaeda that warned players against taking part in the IPL, the hockey World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. Indian cricket officials have, however, ruled out transferring the IPL to South Africa like last year.
Australian security expert Reg ****ason delivered his report to various player unions late last week and it is understood the report says the terrorist threats are real.
Head of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA), Tim May, Sunday said players were unsure about playing in the IPL after the security report, adding the Twenty20 tournament has a number of significant security challenges.

Australia and New Zealand on standby for World Cup

Australia and New Zealand are believed to be part of a contingency plan to shift the 2011 World Cup out of the subcontinent due to security threats. Justin Vaughan, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive, admitted to such a move, but was hopeful that the tournament would go ahead as planned. He also said that New Zealand would tour India as scheduled at the end of the year.

"You cannot move the timing of the tournament [the World Cup], in March-April, so really there's only Australia-New Zealand and South Africa who could host it," Vaughan told Stuff.co.nz. "Obviously, players need to be safe, but we cannot run away when a threat is made. By tightening the security measures around the teams we somehow have to make it safe otherwise the sport will struggle to survive if we cannot find a solution.

"We've got to find a way to make this work because Asia is the heartbeat of cricket in the present day."

Vaughan said that assessing security for the India tour would also be critical. "India is so important and you cannot envisage a scenario when you cannot tour India - it's not worth thinking about," he said. "The host's security plans are vital. I'd go anywhere in the world if there was the right security plan. I'd go to Iraq, if the right security was in place."

However, Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive, assured that major cricket nations would work in unison to ensure the World Cup did not fall prey to terrorism. "The World Cup is the big piece of work that we have to deliver - and we intend to do so," Lorgat told the Guardian. "The whole issue of security is dynamic, but we will assess it very carefully and implement whatever measures are necessary to ensure safety and security. I do not share the same concerns for India as Pakistan.

"We have established a quality network of security managers at each of the full member boards and through that we can develop a far better co-ordinated approach to safety and security."

Security fears regarding the upcoming IPL have intensified after the 313 Brigade, Al-Qaeda's operational arm in Pakistan, issued a warning to "the international community" not to send its representatives to major sports events being staged in India.

While Tim May, the chief executive of FICA, the international players' union, has warned of a spate of player withdrawals from the tournament due to security concerns, England team's security adviser Reg ****ason said the threat from the 313 Brigade was credible and that security could not be guaranteed in India.

Other reported threats targeting the Commonwealth Games and the Hockey World Cup, both due to be hosted in India this year, have worsened the situation. Earlier, the Shiv Sena, a right-wing regional political party, had claimed it would not allow Australian cricketers to participate in the competition as a protest against attacks on Indian students in Australia.

The 2011 World Cup is scheduled to be played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19-April 2 after Pakistan was ruled out as a co-host following a terrorist attack on touring Sri Lankan players in Lahore in March last year.
 
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India will walk out of the ICC and start its own council and be rest assured that it will attract members. We have all the bloody money. The security problem is a figment of the "white" imagination. There is no problem whatsoever. India is as safe a place or dangerous as australia or england.
 

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India will walk out of the ICC and start its own council and be rest assured that it will attract members. We have all the bloody money. The security problem is a figment of the "white" imagination. There is no problem whatsoever. India is as safe a place or dangerous as australia or england.
the problem is not the security we offer but the fact that our enemies are more numerous and fanatical than theirs.

There is legitimate cause for them to show concern but,

But to say India cant provide security for teams is a farce, especially since they are willing to play in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well.

No country can provide 100% security, However our security establishment has kept safe major public events for years.
Many teams have come and gone.

We should not gro cold feet now and let the terrorists simply scare us into decisions
 

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