Updated: 02/22/2013 02:37 | By Agence France-Presse

Australia says safety 'paramount' after blasts

Australia's touring cricket team said Thursday that it had held talks with the Indian board after the deadly bomb attacks in Hyderabad and that the safety of its players was "paramount".


Australia says safety 'paramount' after blasts

Australia says safety 'paramount' after blasts

Hyderabad is due to host the second Test of the India-Australia series from March 2. The first Test begins on Friday in the southern city of Chennai.

A team statement said that the Australians had so far received "no information to suggest there is any threat to the team" in the aftermath of the bombings which killed at least 20 people but talks were ongoing.

"The safety of the squad is of paramount importance," said the statement.

"Australian team management and Cricket Australia staff are liaising with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, local authorities and the Australian High Commission to ensure we have all the appropriate information," it added.

Australia refused to play any matches in the 1996 cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka after a series of bombings there.

All international teams have also refused to play in Pakistan since 2009 when gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team during a Test in the city of Lahore.

Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn

NEWS VIDEOS

MORE NEWS VIDEOS

facebook recommendations

LIVE NEWS RADIO STREAMING

  • 938 Live

    938LIVE is Singapore's only English news and talk station which transmits round the clock with an engaging and enticing spread of programmes on current affairs, health, business and lifestyle as well as news every half hour until midnight.

  • Capital 958


    95.8FM城市频道的前身是"第三广播网"。上个世纪30年代末,新加坡就有中文广播,一路走来经过不少政治,社会局势的改变,中文广播在本地一直扮演举足轻重的角色。