The security in Birmingham has been tightened ahead of the India vs Pakistan clash in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 following twin terror attacks that rocked London on Saturday night. India start their title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston today.
Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revellers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30.
Birmingham was on red alert and the team hotel where India are staying was in a complete lock-down after the attacks. No visitors and no cars were allowed into the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham.
Millions of supporters are expected to tune in and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston on Sunday.
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