ICC Safety and Security delegation
to visit Kenya
The International Cricket Council today announced that a Safety and
Security delegation will arrive in Kenya on Monday 13th January to
begin a two-day inspection of the security arrangements and
preparations ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.
The delegation will be reviewing security arrangements for teams
scheduled to play in Kenya during the ICC CWC 2003 to ensure
that any real or perceived security concerns held by the
countries playing in Kenya are identified and addressed.
Kenya is scheduled to play two ICC Cricket World Cup games at the
Gymkhana Club in Nairobi on Friday 21st February against New Zealand
and on Monday 24th February against Sri Lanka.
The ICC delegation will include:
- Anura Tennekoon, Chief Executive of the Board of Cricket Control
for Sri Lanka
- Jeff Crowe, New Zealand Cricket team manager,
- Reg Dickason, Security Advisor for New Zealand Cricket
- Jimmy Rayani, Chairman of the Kenya Cricket Association
- Richard Bevan, Joint Chief Executive of the Federation of
The delegation will also be accompanied by security experts and
representatives of commercial partners and the Anti-Corruption
ICC President, Malcolm Gray, stressed that the only issues to be
considered by the delegation would be the security and safety
of the ICC’s stakeholders in Kenya.
“The ICC and its members are only concerned with cricket related
issues,” said Mr Gray.
“Questions have been raised about the safety and security of Kenya
following the terrorist
attacks on 28 November 2002 in Mombasa and it is important that we
address those concerns.”
“There are two ICC Cricket World Cup matches scheduled for Nairobi.
The ICC delegation will be seeking assurances on the safety
and security of all stakeholders in connection with these
The delegation will assemble in Nairobi on Monday 13th January and
spend the next two days in the city meeting with:
- Kenyan Government officials
- Kenyan cricket officials
- High Commission officials responsible for New Zealand and Sri
- Police and security forces in charge of safety and security
Following the visit the delegation will prepare a report for
consideration by the IDI Board which will decide on the appropriate
course of action in relation to those matches scheduled for Kenya.