England tour of India - News - Cricket: Dalmiya hails ECB decision on India tour
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2001, 0:00 [IST]
'My boy will lead Eng team to Ind'
Kolkata: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya has welcomed the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) decision to stick to its planned tour of India and said thegovernment will take care of security aspects."The security will be there. It's all being done at the government level," Dalmiya said. "The Indian government in the past had dealt with several sensitive visits like that of Pakistan," he said. "I hail its decision (to stick to the schedule)....We have been able to allay its fears and are in constant touch with each other."The ECB formally gave its go ahead to the national team's scheduled tour of India this winter while allowing individual cricketers to take a decision on their participation.The decision was taken after a two hour meeting in England on October 23 where top officials, players and government representatives including the british high commissioner in India Rob Young were present. PTI