Sehwag urges Australia to go ahead with tour

September 15th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Sep 15 (IANS) India’s dashing opener Virender Sehwag has urged Australia to go ahead with their India tour after doubts were raised on their travel plans following Saturday’s blasts in Delhi.”Delhi is not like Pakistan. For us it is back to normal routine today. There is no place in the world that is completely safe, not even the US. I think the Aussies should tour India,” Sehwag was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald Monday.

Cricket Australia (CA) officials will meet representatives from the Australian government’s department of foreign affairs Monday to receive an update on the safety situation in India. Michael Brown, CA general manager of cricket, will also receive a report Tuesday from Reg Dickason, the team’s security advisor.

CA though maintained that as of now the tour is on and the Australian squad will travel to India Sunday as planned earlier.

“Our position is that the tour is going ahead unless we are otherwise persuaded,” CA’s general manager of public affairs Peter Young said.

“Our advice is there are some concerns and to exercise caution, but currently they do not compromise the tour. Our plan is to depart on Sep 21 subject to our advice.”

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