England’s tour of India Cancelled

England’s ongoing cricket tour of India had been cancelled after more than 80 people were killed following terror attacks at Mumbai.Cricket Australia suspended all travel to India last night.

“We have guided by the Foreign Office,” an ECB spokesman was quoted as saying by the ‘Daily Telegraph’.

Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium was supposed to host the second Test between England and India from December 19. The stadium is just stone throwing distance away from the Taj Mahal Hotel and the Oberoi Hotel, the scenes of the terror strikes.

The attacks happened after England crashed to their fifth successive defeat to India in Cuttack yesterday and reports claimed the terror strikes had left senior England team players concerned.

“We will be guided by the foreign office. We need to get a clearer idea of what the situation is before we react further,” said ECB media relations manager Andrew Walpole.

Even before the tour began there had been security concerns for the ECB after bomb blasts left dozens dead in Guwahati, where the sixth ODI is due to be played on Saturday

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