SAFE: The Australian cricketers playing in the Champions Trophy are safe after London attacks.
SAFE: The Australian cricketers playing in the Champions Trophy are safe after London attacks. Rui Vieira

Aussie cricket contingent safe after London attacks

AN ALREADY-increased security presence around Australia and all teams in England for the Champions Trophy is likely to be beefed up in the wake of the London Bridge attacks.

Cricket Australia confirmed all players, their partners and officials were accounted for at the team hotel in Kensington, some distance from the attacks.

A spokesman for the team said CA was comfortable with the current level of security, but the International Cricket Council, which is running the tournament, is likely to add a few more levels to ensure absolute safety.

"As with the rest of the world, the Australian team is shocked and saddened at the events that have occurred in London overnight and our thoughts are with those directly involved and their loved ones," a CA spokesman said.

"The team, support staff and travelling contingent have been accounted for. Our security team is working closely with the ICC and LOC to ensure the safety and security of our players and support staff is paramount.

"At this stage we are comfortable with the level of security being provided to us and will continue to monitor the situation."

There has been no suggestion the Australians' match against Bangladesh at The Oval will be cancelled.

News Corp Australia


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