Gilchrist worried by Sena threat, may skip IPL

Gilchrist worried by Sena threat, may skip IPL

Gilchrist, one among the 30-odd Australians who are scheduled play for the Indian Premier League starting March 12, is concerned about Sena's threat to stop the Aussies from playing at least in Mumbai as long as the allegedly racist attacks on the Indians living here continue.

"Adam is aware of the situation and he is always very mindful of the security concerns in India. Adam was looking to play in this year's tournament but it is always a worry when statements like that (made by Shiv Sena) are being made," his manager Stephen Atkinson was quoted as saying by 'The Daily Telegraph'.

"Ultimately, he will be guided by the views of Cricket Australia and security experts. He is intending to go, but any final decision is subject to travel and security advice by Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association)," he added.

But while Gilchrist is concerned, the likes of spinner Jason Krejza and opener Phil Hughes are unfazed by Sena's threats and are looking forward to participating in the event.
"It's something I'd love to be involved in. I've watched the last couple of years of the IPL and the crowds and the buzz around it. I'll go in the auction, I think that's next Tuesday, and see what happens," Hughes said.

Assembly elections 2019 | Get the latest news, views and analysis on elections in Haryana and Maharashtra on

For election-related news in Maharashtra, click here

For election-related news in Haryana, click here

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
Comments (+)