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Ponting calls for shifting CL T20 from India

Ponting calls for shifting CL T20 from India

Matthew Hayden to deploy 'wait and watch' approach.

Adelaide: Aussie opener Matthew Hayden, who was due to play for Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League, has said he will apply a 'wait and watch approach' before making a decision to participate in the Champions League T20 tournament after bomb blasts in the city killed over 100 people canceled the home series against England.

"It takes a number of hours, up to 12 hours, to get any kind of position on it, so we'll just have to be monitoring as the Test match goes on," Hayden has been quoted as saying the Aussie media.

"There's been murmurs of playing in Bangalore and different opportunities but we'll just have to go with it and as always work with Cricket Australia and ACA (Australian Cricketers' Association) and the various positions with DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) to understand what we're dealing with," he added.

Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting has also expressed concern at the terror attacks in Mumbai, which has left over 90 people dead and over a 120 people injured, and has called for the Champions League Twenty20 competition to be moved out of India.

"That's been the whole talk around the breakfast room this morning and certainly even at the start of training was about this incident. It goes to show the level of concern that we're showing towards it," he had been quoted as saying.

"Everyone who's playing in the event or wants to see the event do well would like to see it go ahead. So if that means moving it to a different country then I guess I'd support that," he added.

first published:November 27, 2008, 12:00 IST