Returning to India would be 'monstrous': Boycott

Published: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 11:16 [IST]
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BoycottLondon: Former England batsman Geoff Boycott it would be "monstrous" for England to resume their tour of India following last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

ECB has given a green signal to Indian tour after anaylising the tightened seurity arrangements in India.

Writing in his column in the Daily Telegraph, former Boycott claims returning would be "disrespectful, insensitive and immoral".

"Given what has just happened in India, it is monstrous for the ECB even to be thinking about sending the team back out again," Boycott said.

"It's all very well to say 'We mustn't let the terrorists win', but what about the grieving families who have lost loved ones.

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"Sport is supposed to be enjoyable, entertaining and essentially fun. But I don't know how any of that can be possible when India is burying more than 200 victims of terror.

"In fact, the ECB are showing a lack of moral judgment by pressing ahead with all these meetings and security inspections. The whole thing is just too raw.

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"People have been trying to draw parallels between this disaster and the London bombings of July 2005, and pointing out that the Ashes series carried on regardless. The two situations are completely different."


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