18 Apr 2009

ICC to review all security

3:22 pm on 18 April 2009

The International Cricket Council has agreed to review security at international matches following the ambush of the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March which left eight policemen dead.

Lord Condon, the chairman of the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit, will lead a task force team, which will include ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat and ICC directors Jack Clarke and Shashank Manohar.

Lorgat says the review will include an assessment of whether current protocols employed by their members are adequate and, if they are not, what can be done to improve them.

The ICC executive board also agreed that other sports security arrangements should be consulted.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe cricket was told their hopes of a return to Test match status will depend on improvements in its domestic structure.

A task team headed by Julian Hunte, the president of the West Indies Cricket Board, reported that Zimbabwe's national representative sides must satisfy reasonable performance criteria in first-class matches while a longer and more competitive first-class league is introduced.