Men’s T20 World Cup: Ensuring safe, secure space a “priority for Caricom security cluster” – St Lucia’s AG

“Ensuring a safe and secure space for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is a priority for the Caricom Security Cluster.” This is according to Attorney-General (AG) of Saint Lucia, Leslie Mondesir, who is chairing the 27th Meeting of the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE), which commenced last week in Miami, Florida.
Caricom Ministers with responsibility for national security, representatives from the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (Caricom-IMPACS), Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Regional Security System (RSS) and the Caricom Secretariat are in attendance.

Attorney-General (AG) of Saint Lucia Leslie Mondesir

According to a Caricom release, discussions are expected to focus on security arrangements and preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, including legislative and operational updates, the Advance Passenger Information (API) or Passenger Name Record (PNR) legislation, outcomes of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Technical Working Group on Maritime Security and outcomes of the Anti-Corruption Conference.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Tournament 2024, which will be co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States of America from June 1 to 30, will form a significant portion of the meeting’s deliberations. Attorney General Mondesir underscored the importance of ensuring a healthy, safe, and friendly environment for the upcoming tournament’s participants and spectators.
“As I speak of the Tournament that is upon us, the iconic Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy is currently making its rounds through the six Caribbean host countries and is currently in Guyana,” he stated. “The Security Cluster continues to make preparations and work towards ensuring a safe and secure space during that period, I urge you to pay keen attention to the arrangements in place from both the legislative and operational perspectives. Specific sectoral updates will be provided by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Chair of the Health, Safety and Security Committee.”
Guyana is set to host semi-final one and five group games of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The country is excited to showcase its unique culture and warm hospitality as it prepares to welcome the world for the group matches scheduled from June 2nd to 8th, culminating with the second semi-final on June 27. Guyana will also host the second match of the entire tournament, the first for the West Indies team, on June 2.