October 26, 2001

ECB to make statement on availability for Indian trip


The decisions made by individual England players on whether to tour India next month will be announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board later today.

Several players have expressed concern about whether it is safe to make the trip given the current military action in Afghanistan.

The ECB has confirmed that the tour will go ahead, and held a meeting with the England players on Tuesday at which the High Commissioner in New Delhi, Sir Rob Young, made reassurances about safety.

The ECB have also reassured players that a withdrawal will not be held against them. Should any players decide not to tour, replacements will be named in due course.