`I wont hesitate to go for Champions Trophy in Pak, says TaufelAugust 4th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.4 (ANI) Australian umpire Simon Taufel has expressed confidence over the security situation in Pakistan ahead of next months Champions Trophy tournament.
Confirming that he will officiate in the Champions Trophy in September if selected, Taufel, who has been to Pakistan on ten occasions, said: There are no guarantees in any area of life.
In all my experiences there, the Pakistan people have been friendly and hospitable. Everything is absolutely first class. They make a huge effort in the security stakes. At no stage have I felt worried, in danger or threatened in Pakistan. If Im selected to be an umpire, I will not hesitate to go, the Sunday Herald quoted him, as saying further.
Taufels comments come in the wake of fears that several members of the Australian team could opt out of the Champions Trophy. The players are expected to take their final calls after security briefings by Cricket Australia. (ANI)
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