England worried after Guwahati blasts

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Weekend bomb blasts in Guwahati have set the alarm bells ringing in the England camp and the tourists' security is being closely monitored by their cricket Board, which is worried about the situation at the venue for the fourth One-dayer between the two sides.

''Our security advice is we are aware of the bombing and we will continue to liaise with the British High Commission if necessary,'' England team spokesman Andrew Walpole told the Daily Telegraph.

The blasts, which killed one person and left 20 injured, are the latest in the hurdles being faced by the organisers to stage the ODI there.

Earlier, the date set for the match clashed with the date fixed for the assembly elections in the state, forcing the Election Commission to move the elections to some other day.

Meanwhile, the daily also revealed that during the Ashes a bomb scare had almost led to the cancellation of the Lord's match after ''four unexploded devices'' were found in London, two weeks after the July 7 explosions.

''We had bombs being found in the underground in the morning. You think about it. You've got all these people at Lord's, a full house, 26,000 of them - most of them were going on the tube home,'' the newspaper quoted Chairman of the ECB's marketing committee Giles Clarke as saying.

''We have responsibilities. The ECB were involved in discussions with the police. We were obviously prepared to do whatever the police wanted. We were very fortunate that the police felt the situation was under their control,'' he added.

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