New Delhi: Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean confirmed on Tuesday that the club's trip to India is back on, with the Premier League side now scheduled to visit in October of this year.
Owned by Indian firm Venky's, Blackburn were set to become the first Premier League side ever to visit the country earlier this month but the trip was postponed due to security concerns after the Mumbai attacks.
But on Tuesday in Hong Kong - where Blackburn are playing in the Asia Trophy tournament - Kean confirmed that the team will now make its promised visit to India in the first week of October during football's international break.
"Yeah, the lads were disappointed because we were geared up to go to India. And obviously with the blasts in Mumbai and there were certain safety checks we had to go through and didn't really have the time to go through with them, so that was disappointing," he said.
"And the good thing for the club's point of view is that the trip's not totally cancelled. It's postponed to the first week in October and we'll look forward to that. The lads were disappointed but we're back in October and that's good for the owners to know that we're coming out and the club's going to be in India," Kean added.