Following a meeting in Bangalore, chaired by International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar, the 2011 World Cup Central Organising Committee (COC) believes that the tournament is on course and set to be delivered successfully.
“I can assure everyone who attends the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 that they will be attending an exciting event staged in the most modern of cricket facilities," Pawar said.
“We have confirmed our deadline date for the completion of all stadia construction work to be 30 November 2010 and all playing facilities to be match-ready by 31 December 2010.
“All three host countries recognise that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 offers a unique opportunity to showcase their cricket and their country and all are committed to making this tournament a global success.”
The 14-team event, which gets underway in February, will be jointly hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.
ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat added: “I am satisfied with the overall progress made to date and importantly, I am reassured to hear that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Security Directorate (chaired by Shashank Manohar) has all the safety and security plans in place for the event.”
Mr Lorgat added that all players and support staff attending the event are to be given further and updated education on the ICC’s anti-corruption code.
“It is absolutely vital for our flagship event and the future prosperity of cricket that we maintain public confidence in the integrity of the game. Repeating the education and awareness to players and support staff will leave no room for doubt. We are committed to a zero-tolerance approach to corruption," he added.
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