Threat to IPL-bound Aussies a great shame for India: Morris

Updated: 05 February 2010 16:35 IST

Rajasthan Royals chief executive Sean Morris termed political threats to the Australian players participating in IPL 3 as a great "shame" for India.

Threat to IPL-bound Aussies a great shame for India: Morris

Mumbai:

Rajasthan Royals chief executive Sean Morris on Thursday termed political threats to the Australian players participating in IPL 3 as a great "shame" for the country and said in India sports has become a soft target.

"It's a great shame isn't it? Sports has become a very easy target and sports in India, cricket in India has a lot more behind it, especially the passion and the people. Its a shame that any sport is being used for purely personal pride," Morris told reporters here.

"We are comfortable with our players security. They are more than happy with the level of resource and infrastructure put in place for them. In the past they have got confidence in the IPL because the IPL has demonstrated that it can move the tournament in 18 days and provide everything. That's where the confidence comes from," he said.

"Let the IPL do what they want to do about security. They are doing a good job," he added.

Participation of Australian players in the third edition of Indian Premier League lies in uncertainty after Shiv Sena has threatened that it will not allow any cricketer from the country to play in next month's Twenty20 event if racial attacks on Indians don't stop Down Under.

Asked whether the situation will prevent the Australians from turning up for the cash rich Twenty20 event, Morris replied in the negative.



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