Vettori says up to players to decide whether to play in IPL

March 7th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Wellington, Mar 7 (ANI): New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has said that players should make their own decisions whether to travel to India for next months Indian Premier League.

Speaking a day after teammate Jacob Oram expressed doubts over whether he would play in the lucrative Twenty20 competition in the wake of the Lahore terrorist attack this week, three months after the Mumbai killings, Vettori described it as a very individual thing.

Jacob probably spoke from the heart and he is that sort of guy. A lot of the other players will trust from what New Zealand Cricket does and the Players Association says about security around all subcontinent tours in the future, Vettori said.

The New Zealand Herald quoted Vettori as saying that the important thing would be to take heed of the security experts opinions on safety.

With the situation so fluid right now in that part of the world players needed to scrutinise every decision before venturing to the subcontinent.

Players Association boss Heath Mills yesterday said the world players body, FICA, had been trying for several weeks without luck to get information from the Indian board on security plans during the IPL, which is scheduled to start on April 10.

Mills said no New Zealand player had advised that he did not want to go to the IPL, but several had asked what was being done on the security issue. (ANI)

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