Clark wary about visiting Delhi

Updated: 30 September 2008 09:39 IST

Stuart Clark has admitted that his teammates were worried over the fact that they will be visiting Delhi to play a Test match.

Clark wary about visiting Delhi

Melbourne:

Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark has admitted that his teammates were worried over the fact that they would be visiting New Delhi where recently bomb blasts claimed many lives.

"I would be lying if I said there wasn't concern that we are going to Delhi and there is that sort of thing going on," Clark told Sydney radio station.

The Australians are scheduled to play the third of four matches in the series in New Delhi from October 29.

"It is pretty fresh in everyone's mind at the moment. We are still hanging out and waiting to see what will happen, but there is some concern that we are going to somewhere where an explosion has just been. I would be lying if I said there wasn't," Clark was quoted as saying in Sydney Morning Herald.

However, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had told Cricket Australia that the advice on touring India had not changed despite two blasts in two weeks in the national capital.

CA spokesman Peter Young had also said that after a briefing from DFAT no restrictions would be put on the players and they would not be confined to the team hotel.

"The protocols haven't changed. They're doing things like avoiding major markets and avoiding religious gatherings on public holidays. The sorts of things that tourists are advised to avoid as well," Young said.

The Australians arrived in Hyderabad last night to prepare for a four-day tour match against a Board President's XI, starting on Thursday, with increasing concerns about the fitness of leg-spinner Bryce McGain.



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