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We're worried about safety in India: Thorpe

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2001, 22:30 [IST]
 
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London: England batsman Graham Thorpe says that he and his teammates are facing a tough decision on whether or not to go ahead with the tour of India.
 The Surrey player said the US reprisal attacks on Afghanistan was making it difficult for the safety of the England squad to be guaranteed. Thorpe also backed other top sportsman - including the six Chelsea players who refused to travel to Israel and Australian rugby league star Brad Fittler - over their "understandable" fear of travel. "I would be very surprised if any player in this current climate said he would be happy to go to India," he told 'The Mirror'. "It is very difficult to provide 100 per cent safety at the moment. "The players will have to sit down and make a decision as a body. Lots of sports sides are showing a reluctance to travel and this is understandable."

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England's India tour still on, says ICC
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