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Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Two players - Andrew Caddick and Robert Croft - have pulled out of England's tour of India because of security fears, the Press Association reported on Tuesday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]The two were among five players who had asked for more time to consider the situation following a deadline set by the English cricket authorities last Friday.The three others - Marcus Trescothick, Ashley Giles and Craig White - have agreed to join the 11 players who had already agreed to the tour.Replacements for Somerset paceman Caddick and Glamorgan all-rounder Croft will be named later this week.The tour, which starts on November 13, had been cast into doubt by the US military attacks on Afghanistan and fears that the instability could spread to India.

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