CA clarifies hypocricy claims on Indian tour

Sydney, Sep 16 (UNI) Cricket Australia (CA) has downplayed claims of hypocricy by planning to continue its tour of India as scheduled despite the recent bombings in New Delhi which killed more than 25 people and left scores injured.

CA confirmed that its A team would remain in India and the national side would leave on Sunday as scheduled.

Australia abandoned a Test and one-day tour of Pakistan this year and then voiced its concerns over the security during the Champions Trophy following which the tournament was postponed for a year.

CA spokesman Peter Young clarified that the travel advice for India and Pakistan remains very different despite multiple bombings in Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and now New Delhi which have killed more than 150 people in total.

''It's very simple. You go to the experts and if they say don't go, you don't go. If they say go, you go,'' Young said yesterday.

''The advice we have received in recent times for India has been be cautious, which was completely different to Pakistan.

That advice was don't go,'' he added.

Young claimed CA was ''pushing ahead'' with its plans for the four-Test tour.


Story first published: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 11:41 [IST]
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