SA board seeks advice from Foreign Affairs department

Updated: 27 November 2008 08:54 IST

CSA made it clear that it would wait for instructions from the Department of Foreign Affairs before clearing its players for the Champions League.

SA board seeks advice from Foreign Affairs department

Johannesburg:

Asserting that players' safety is its paramount concern, Cricket South Africa on Thursday made it clear that following the terror attack in Mumbai, it would wait for instructions from the Department of Foreign Affairs before clearing its players for the Champions League.

"The safety of our players is of paramount concern to us at all times," CSA Chief Executive Gerald Majola said in a statement.

"We will have to wait for guidance from the Department of Foreign Affairs as well as the people on the ground in India before we take any decisions," he said.

Two South African teams - the Nashua Titans and the Nashua Dolphins - were scheduled to leave for India this weekend to play in the inaugural Champions League.

Besides, national captain Graeme Smith and pace spearhead Makhaya Ntini are also supposed to feature in the Champions League, representing Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, respectively.

Majola also took the occasion to condole the casualty in the terror attacks.

"I would like to express sympathy to those who have been injured or lost loved ones in this tragic incident," he said.

Topics : Cricket South Africa
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