US warns about security at cricket's World Cup

WASHINGTON — The US government has issued a travel alert for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, advising citizens to retain a high level of vigilance during the coming cricket World Cup.
The US State Department said in statement Thursday it has no specific information of a threat against the event, which runs from Feb. 19 to April 2, but says "large, high-profile events of this nature can be targets for terrorist attacks."
It advises US citizens to "maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security."
India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are jointly hosting the six-week tournament.