Indian cricket board raises concerns after Manchester attack

NEW DELHI: 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 to AFP that Neeraj Kumar, security incharge and consultant of its anti-corruption unit, left for England on Tuesday.

“Neeraj Kumarji was anyhow supposed to travel with the team but had to go early after the attack,” a senior BCCI official told AFP.

“He will definitely go to the venues where India is scheduled to play and assess the security,” the official added.

Kumar, a former Delhi Police Commissioner, was the head of security when the ICC World T20 Championship was hosted by India last year.

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