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Delhi blasts may force Aus to review tour

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | September 14, 2008 11:19 IST

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According to reports received from sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Australian Cricket Board is reviewing its forthcoming tour of India. The Australian team is scheduled to begin its tour in the last week of September.

Peter Young, spokesman for the Australian Cricket Board, said the safety of players comes first and all the standard procedures laid down before undertaking a foreign tour would be applied in this case as well. His statement came after the serial blasts in Delhi [Images] in which more than 20 persons lost their lives and more than 90 are still in various hospitals in the capital receiving medical attention.

BBCI official Niranjan Shah hoped the itinerary of the Australian board would not be affected by the blasts and they would play the Test match in the national capital as scheduled.

It is likely the visitors will ask for a shift of venue from New Delhi to another place that remains unaffected by the violence and which would provide a better security cover to the visiting team to ensure everything goes off smoothly.

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