England cricketers will return to India this weekDecember 1st, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.1 (ANI): The England cricket team is set to return to India on Thursday or Friday to fulfil their agreement to play two Test matches later this month.
The ECB will present the players with a safety report today and is likely to confirm on Tuesday that the tour will resume later in the week. There are thought to be few security worries about Chennai but there is some concern about the team hotel in Ahmedabad, which is in the middle of the city.
The matches are likely to take place in Ahmedabad and Chennai, though Kolkata has been pencilled in as an alternative if the first of these venues is judged unsuitable.
The warm-up game due at the end of this week will now be played at, or near, the venue for the first Test, which is due to start in Ahmedabad on Thursday week, though everything is dependent on the England and Wales Cricket Board being satisfied about the security arrangements in India after the terrorist atrocities in Mumbai, reports The Guardian.
The board chairman, Giles Clarke, returned from business meetings in Colombia yesterday and the chief
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