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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 International Cricket

The delegation will also be accompanied by security experts and representatives of commercial  partners and the Anti-Corruption Unit.

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  matches.”

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 Lanka
- Police and security forces in charge of safety and security arrangements

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.

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