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Cricket Match to Go Ahead Sunday, Tuesday in London


The England and Wales Cricket Board says Sunday's one-day match between England and Australia will go ahead as scheduled at Lord's with flags at half staff and players wearing black armbands out of respect for the London bombing victims.

A statement said there are no plans to call off the match, and that police and organizers at Lord's plan to step up security.

A full crowd of 28,000 is expected at Lord's. Many fans use the London subways to reach the venue.

The Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord's, said that the match would observe one minute's silence to remember the victims of Thursday's bombings. The team flags will stand at half staff and players are expected to wear black armbands to remember those who died.

England leads the three-match, one-day series 1-0 after beating Australia by nine wickets in the first match Thursday in Leeds. The third match is scheduled for Tuesday at the Oval in southeast London. The series is a key warm-up for the Ashes Test Series, which starts later this month.

Some information for this report provided by AP

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