IPL-bound Aussies to discuss security in India with ACA
Jittery about the security situation in India, IPL-bound Australian players will meet their Cricketers' Association on Tuesday to deliberate on whether to compete in the lucrative event next month or give it a miss this year.cricket Updated: Feb 22, 2010 16:29 IST
Jittery about the security situation in India, IPL-bound Australian players will meet their Cricketers' Association tomorrow to deliberate on whether to compete in the lucrative event next month or give it a miss this year.
Batsman Simon Katich and pacer Shaun Tait said they expected to get some clarity on the situation in India after meeting the ACA chief executive Paul Marsh. The ACA has commissioned an independent security assessment from English expert Reg Dickason, who has reportedly found the threats to be credible in his report.
Katich, who plays for King's XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, said he expects tomorrow's meeting to be a stormy affair as players are bound to differ on what is essentially a commercial event.
"It's going to be a big decision because obviously there's going to be guys that might think it is fine to go and others that probably don't. But tomorrow we'll find out for sure where everyone stands," he said.
"It's hard to say (what they will decide) at this point, and it's hard to say what the other countries are going to decide as well."