Modi rubbishes report on Bopara postponing IPL trip

Updated: 01 March 2010 10:04 IST

Lalit Modi dismissed media reports that England batsman Ravi Bopara is doubtful for the Twenty20 league because of security apprehensions.

New Delhi:

Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi dismissed media reports that England batsman Ravi Bopara is doubtful for the Twenty20 league because of security apprehensions.

Modi said that he has spoken to Bopara over phone and the England cricketer has assured him his participation in the Twenty20 league starting March 13.

"Just spoke to Ravi Bopara -- he is looking forward to coming to India. All the news about him not coming and comments are completely false," Modi said on his Twitter page.

Earlier, Bopara was quoted was saying as saying that he had delayed his trip to India indefinitely, saying even though cricket meant everything for him, it was "not worth dying for".

"Cricket is my living and in many way my life. But it is not worth dying for," Bopara had said.

Bopara was worried with Reg Dickason`s report in which the security expert raised some serious concerns.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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