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5 laptops stolen from ICC accreditation centre in Christchurch

Laptops stolen a day before the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Cup.

The World Cup trophy

With just 3 days to go for the start of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, five laptops containing vetting information were stolen from the accreditation centre that is located in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Gary Knowles, the Canterbury District Commander Superintendent while confirming the news said that the theft occurred from the Hagley Netball Centre on Saturday night, but assured that the incident will not hamper the security preparations that will be in place at the quadrennial event.

"ICC have advised that the laptops do not contain any personal information and there is no threat to security around the Cricket World Cup 2015 events,” Knowles was quoted as saying on stuff.co.nz..

"They will not impact, in any way, here or Australia in terms of security. They are securely passworded. We would just like to get those back.”

Knowles also said that the laptops contained no significant information which could lead to a breach in security during the tournament.

"They contained no information that could breach security,” he said.

He also expressed his satisfaction over the security arrangements that have been made for the opening ceremony of the tournament, that is scheduled to take place on Thursday at North Hagley Park in Christchurch.

"Police are satisfied that the ICC has had sufficient security in place in the lead up to the Cricket World Cup launch tomorrow," he said.

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