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England Cricket Board Ponders Team Security in India


England's cricket board is waiting for security advice before deciding whether to cancel the rest of the English team's tour of India after terrorist attacks Wednesday killed more than 100 people in Mumbai.

ECB managing director Hugh Morris said Thursday that two remaining one-day matches in the tour have been canceled, but two tests are still a possibility. Speaking at the team hotel in Bhubaneswar, Morris said the ECB has not canceled the tests because the players want to proceed.

Board of Control for Cricket in India vice president Lalit Modi told Sky News television the two tests would be played. Modi said the first test would be played in Ahmedabad as scheduled December 11, but the second test on December 19 would be moved from Mumbai.

India has won all five of the seven one-day matches played during the tour.

The inaugural 20 Champions League featuring provincial teams from Australia, India, South Africa, England, and Pakistan has been postponed. The event was scheduled to start next Wednesday in Mumbai.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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