Mumbai Terror Attack: ICL abandons World Series

Mumbai: The Indian Cricket League (ICL) has decided to abandon its Twenty20 World Series following the terror attacks in Mumbai on Wednesday night and Thursday.

Mumbai was at the receiving end of widespread terror attacks on Wednesday night and Thursday, when terrorists attacked high profile establishments including hotels, railway stations and hospitals. The terror attacks left more than 100 people dead, including 11 police official, and more than 300 people injured.

The ICL had on Thursday morning announced that it had decided to call off the match between Bangladesh XI and Pakistan XI scheduled for Thursday.

Kiran More, a member of the ICL’s executive board, was quoted saying, “We have decided to cancel the World Series in the best interests of all involved, particularly the teams.”

“The executive board decided that it was not appropriate to continue. We were ready with the extra security but felt the atmosphere, in the wake of the Mumbai events, was just not right to go ahead with the matches,” he added.

The ICL World Series Twenty20 competiton is a series of matches between the India XI, Pakistan XI, World XI and Bangladesh XI.

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