Manchester attack, BCCI concerned, sends security official to England

The BCCI is in touch with the ICC regarding security in England after the Manchester attack as India leave for the eight-team tournament late Wednesday. Holders India start their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Birmingham on 4 June.
The Indian cricket board has sent a security officer to England amid concerns over team safety in the Champions Trophy following the Manchester bomb attack. Acting president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CK Khanna confirmed that Neeraj Kumar, security in-charge and consultant of its anti-corruption unit, left for England on Tuesday.

Kumar, a former Delhi Police commissioner, will visit the venues and assess the security. He was the head of security when the ICC World T20 Championship was hosted by India last year.

A suicide bomb attack rocked Manchester on Monday, killing 22 people at the end of a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. All teams are now wary ahead of the 50-over tournament that begins June 1.