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We're all targets now,' warns England skipper Strauss

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Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies), Mar.4 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that Tuesday's attack on Sri Lankan cricketers means that every cricketer in the world is a target for terrorist attack.Strauss said: "You never feel vulnerable until something like this then you're always feeling vulnerable.

"Wherever we go in the world, we have very good security but I suppose this proves that, no matter how much security, there is always a chance that something can happen," The Sun quoted him, as saying."One argument that was used is that it was very unlikely cricketers would be targeted. Clearly, that has been proven wrong. That's not a good situation for cricketers," he added.

Meanwhile, former skipper Kevin Pietersen is one of five England Test squad players who must decide about returning to India for the IPL.At the moment he is more concerned about the dead and injured in Pakistan.

He said: "I'm not even thinking about the IPL today. I'm totally thinking about this catastrophe and the people who have lost their lives.

"There are the Sri Lankan players and Paul Farbrace, their assistant coach, who have been injured as well as Stuart Broad's dad. I know the Sri Lankan players well - we were there just over a year ago and now this has happened."

KP has signed up for the Bangalore Royal Challengers for about a million pounds.

England managing director Hugh Morris has the power to withdraw players from the IPL if he considers it a security risk. (ANI)

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Story first published: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 14:18 [IST]
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