27 Nov 2008

International Cricket in India in doubt

6:45 pm on 27 November 2008

The immediate future of interantional cricket in India is in doubt following the terror attacks in Mumbai.

The multiple attacks on the city have left the upcoming Twenty20 Champions League in doubt with many of the teams from around the world scheduled to stay in some of the hotels targetted.

The English county side Middlesex have already cancelled their plans to fly out to the tournament tomorrow, while the England national side, which is already in India, is seeking advise from the British Foreign Office as to whether they should remain in the country.

Cricket Australia says it's put an immediate halt on plans for the Western Australia and Victoria state sides from heading to India.

New Zealander Stephen Fleming is a part of the Chennai team that is scheduled to play in the Twenty20 Champions League.

Heavily armed gunmen attacked a pair of luxury hotels, a crowded train station, a police station and other targets in Mumbai and took people hostage.

Gunmen launched the attacks with automatic weapons and grenades, killing about 80 people and injuring 250 others.