Hayden welcomes Pakistan tour postponement

March 11th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin  

Brisbane, March 11 (IANS) Opener Matthew Hayden has welcomed the decision to postpone Australia’s tour to Pakistan. A twin suicide blast in Lahore, which killed more than a dozen people, has marked the demise of the three-Test tour Tuesday, thereby putting an end to months of speculations.

“Cricket has made the right decision,” Hayden was quoted as saying in The Courier Mail.

“As players, we did not feel we could be assured that travelling to Pakistan would be safe.

“When you have got the Department of Foreign Affairs warning about terrorist attacks and serious security fears, we had a major problem,” he added.

It is believed several Australian players would have led a boycott of the tour, had it proceeded, and the official postponement has been a big relief for them.

Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board made the joint decision to postpone the tour.

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