London’s football clubs have united in paying tribute to people affected by Saturday night’s terror attack in England’s capital city.
Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured in incidents on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market, the third time this year the country has faced such attacks.
News of the fatalities was confirmed overnight and Sunday morning saw football unite in their support for those involved.
London’s main sporting event at the moment is cricket’s ICC Champions Trophy, with the next game in the capital due to take place on Monday when Australia face Bangladesh at the The Oval, where South Africa had beaten Sri Lanka earlier on Saturday.
There was a minute’s silence at Edgbaston ahead of Sunday’s game between India and Pakistan, with enhanced security presence in place.
An ICC statement read: “Following last night’s incident all team hotels went into lockdown and teams, match officials and staff were all quickly accounted for. The enhanced security around venues implemented following the Manchester attack remains in place, this includes significantly enhanced police and security presence for today’s match.
“The security situation has been very much front and centre of our preparations and we constantly review our procedures to guarantee they are as effective as possible to keep everyone safe.”
A Cricket Australia spokesman said: “As with the rest of the world, the Australian team is shocked and saddened at the events that have occurred in London overnight and our thoughts are with those directly involved and their loved ones.
“The team, support staff and travelling contingent have been accounted for. Our security team is working closely with the ICC and LOC to ensure the safety and security of our players and support staff is paramount.
“At this stage, we are comfortable with the level of security being provided to us and will continue to monitor the situation.”
There was also reaction from the touring British and Irish Lions team as they took part in a traditional Maori welcome to New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
Captain Sam Warburton said: “The guys have woken up to some news of some unfortunate events that happened in London.
“I just wanted to wish those involved all the best wishes from the Lions players and management.
“Our thoughts are always with the people back home in Britain and Ireland. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the families and people involved in that incident.”