Bombs jeopardize Australia tour
NEW DELHI. India's cricket chiefs were Sunday hoping Australia's Test tour would begin as scheduled next week despite security concerns...
NEW DELHI. India's cricket chiefs were Sunday hoping Australia's Test tour would begin as scheduled next week despite security concerns following a series of deadly bomb attacks in New Delhi.
“The blasts are a concern, but I don't think it will have an impact on the Australian tour,” Indian cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters.
Five coordinated bomb blasts ripped through crowded markets across the Indian capital on Saturday evening, killing more than 20 people and wounding at least 90 others.
New Delhi is scheduled to host the third of the four Tests between India and Australia from October 29 after Ricky Ponting's tourists arrive next Sunday for the six-week tour. Cricket Australia has commissioned an urgent review of the security situation in India with officials expecting a decision “in the next week or so.”