CSA expresses its concern over local cricket teams touring in India
By Cindy Witten
27 November 2008
Following the attack on foreigners across the Indian city of Mumbai, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has expressed its concern over the attacks, as two South African teams, the Nashua Titans and Nashua Dolphins are expected to leave for India at the weekend. More than 100 people have been killed and over 250 injured when violence erupted in the city on Wednesday.
“Cricket South Africa is assessing the situation in India. When a situation like this comes up, we follow our standard security procedures. We are waiting on information from our security consultant in India, and also waiting for advice from foreign affairs, before making a decision,” said Kass Naidoo, Commercial and Corporate Relations Manager for CSA.
According to a report issued, CSA CEO Gerald Majola says that the organization is concerned about the safety of the players. Protea’s captain Graeme Smith is contracted to play for the Rajasthan Royals while fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has been contracted to play for the Chennai Super Kings. Both teams have matches scheduled to be played in Mumbai.