Eng jittery over security in Guwahati

The Daily Telegraph said the team was monitoring the situation in Guwahati, venue for 4th ODI, in the wake of a weekend bomb blast.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 16:54 IST

The English cricket authorities were monitoring the security situation in Guwahati, venue for England's fourth one-day international against India, in the wake of a weekend bomb blast in the city which killed one and injured several others.

The Daily Telegraph said the English team was liaising with the British High Commission in New Delhi on the security scenario in the north-eastern city.

"Our security advice is we are aware of the bombing and we will continue to liaise with the British High Commission if necessary," the team's media manager Andrew Walpole was quoted as saying in the daily.

The match, slated to be held on April 9, had run into trouble earlier with its date clashing with local elections.

However, after protests, the Election Commission yesterday announced that the election date would be changed to make sure that those who wanted to go to see the one-day international would not miss out.

The same report said terrorist bombs could have forced the cancellation of an Ashes Test last summer but for timely co-ordination with police.

First Published: Mar 21, 2006 16:46 IST