Lee yet to make up his mind on Champions TrophyJuly 28th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Even as more and more cricketers voice their concern over security in the strife-torn Pakistan for the Champions Trophy in September, Australian express pacer Brett Lee is not the one to jump the gun. While his other Australian teammates Andrew Symonds and Mathew Hayden have been vociferous in expressing their reluctance to travel to Pakistan because of security fears, Lee says he would prefer to wait before taking a decision.
“The talks on the Champions Trophy keep changing every week. People keep talking about their decision whether they will tour Pakistan or not. But I am yet to form a perspective on the matter. We go by the decisions of Cricket Australia (CA), Australian Cricket Association (ACA) and the security agencies,” Lee said.
“I will wait for an official word, only then I will be able to from my perspective. I would rather go by the people on ground and hear what they have to say,” he added.
CA has said it will not force players to play in Pakistan with International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat saying that no player opting to pull out would be penalised, nor would their respective boards. Even CA chief executive James Sutherland said that the usual fine for pulling out of a series would not apply in this case.
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