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Western Australia keen to tour India for CL

Western Australia keen to tour India for CL

Western Australia cricketers are eager to travel to India.

Melbourne: Western Australia cricketers are eager to travel to India for the Champions Twenty20 League even as Australia skipper Ricky Ponting suggested shifting the tournament to some other country in the wake of the terror strikes in Mumbai.

Western Australia team members, who were supposed to fly out to India on Saturday, met WACA chief executive Graeme Wood on Thursday and the players voted unanimously to go, if cleared to do so by Cricket Australia, which has for the moment banned its members from travelling to the sub-continent.

"We will be guided by Cricket Australia and the WACA certainly won't be jeopardising our staff or players," said Wood who has had discussions with CA Cricket Operations Manager Michael Brown.

"The Australia Cricketers' Association is also involved because they go through the process and we are confident that this will give us the right outcome.

"We've spoken to the players and they are still keen to participate in the Champions League. They will take direction from the ACA as well though.

"As a playing group, they are unanimous in their decision but we won't be making any of them go, it will be their decision (if cleared by CA)," Wood was quoted as Australian Associated Press (AAP).

first published:November 27, 2008, 15:26 IST