Nov 28, 2008

Sports - Cricket;ICL World Series called off

Anam Arsalan

The Indian Cricket League executive board on Thursday decided to call off the ongoing ICL World Series in view of the grave situation in Mumbai.

ICL executive board member, Kiran More, told the media that they had "decided to call off the rest of the ICL World Series tournament". "We believe it is inappropriate to continue the series under the given circumstances. For us players' safety comes first and we don't want to compromise on that in any way." ICL executive board chairman Kapil Dev, said he hoped that the people of India stayed strong.

"We need to come out rock solid from this situation. The teams have shown confidence in the ICL management and have supported the decision to call off the tour. In this hour of unprecedented tragedy in Mumbai we would like to extend all our support to our fellow citizens," he added.

ICL Pakistani coach Moin Khan said, "It certainly is a grave situation but by God's grace we are safe and the boys have shown maturity in staying clam in such situations.

“ Our sympathies with the people of India and we stand by them their hour of the need."

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