India-England ODI to be held as per schedule

Updated: 06 November 2008 15:11 IST

The ECB is in constant touch with the British High Commission in India and with the BCCI and has no plans to abort the venue.

India-England ODI to be held as per schedule

Kolkata/Guwahati:

Clearing doubts over the Guwahati One-dayer between India and England on November 29, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said the match is on as per schedule.

There were apprehension over the fate of the One-dayer after Guwahati was rocked by serial blasts on October 30.

In fact, the blasts led to the postponement of the Bengal-Assam Ranji Plate Group league opener on November 3. But the ECB has no plans to assess the situation in Guwahati.

"The ECB has made no plans to send a security team to Guwahati ahead of the scheduled ODI match," stated an ECB statement to PTI.

The ECB is in constant touch with the British High Commission in India and with the BCCI and has no plans to abort the venue.

"As is our policy during all tours involving England teams, we will continue to monitor security arrangements on an ongoing basis and remain in close contact with both British High Commission in India and the BCCI," ECB said.

Meanwhile, hosts Assam Cricket Association (ACA), on Wednesday assured of strong security measures for the One-dayer.

"I have talked to BCCI officials and they have assured there will be no cancellation of the match on security grounds," ACA secretary Bikash Barua said.

There will be a high-level meeting with top police and security officials on November 7 to review the security arrangements at the Nehru Stadium, the venue for the ODI.

"We are also in touch with chief minister Tarun Gogoi to ensure that the match is carried out successfully," Gogoi added.

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