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Indians in no hurry to go to Canberra

Team India is waiting for the exact ICC statement and are hoping to hear a positive word on Harbhajan Singh.

cricket Updated: Jan 08, 2008 23:05 IST

The visiting Indian team is in no hurry to rush for Canberra even after the International Cricket Council announced its relief measures on their grouses on Tuesday.

"We still are keen to see the exact statement (of the ICC) and how the Indian Cricket Board reacts to it," said media manager MV Sridhar after news filtered in about the ICC's decision to remove Steve Bucknor as umpire for the third Test in Perth, as well as the measure to rush its chief match referee Ranjan Madugale to Perth to facilitate the smooth conduct of the third Test against Australia.

"One issue has been solved, the other, more major one remains to be sorted out," said a senior member of the Indian team with a mix of anxiety and relief at the team hotel this evening.

The visiting Indian team is still hung up on the "racist charge" which was levelled against Harbhajan Singh by the Australians and subsequently upheld by match referee Mike Procter.

They would rather have a positive word on Harbhajan Singh before rushing to Canberra to play in the two-day match against Australian Capital Territory XI starting here on Thursday.