5 Mar 2009

No fears held for 2011 Rugby World Cup security - McCully

3:04 pm on 5 March 2009

The Minister of Sport says he is confident adequate security will be in place for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011.

An ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan on Tuesday has raised questions about how safe international sporting matches and events are.

Six police and two civilians were killed in the ambush in Lahore. Seven Sri Lankan players and an assistant coach were wounded.

Murray McCully, who's also the Foreign Affairs Minister, says deep concern was expressed about the incident at a meeting of Commonwealth ministers he's attending in London.

But he told Morning Report there is no need to worry about whether approriate security measures will be in place when New Zealand hosts the rugby event.