Ponting for shifting Twenty20 Champions League
SYDNEY: 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 at Mumbai.
Western Australia team members, who were supposed to fly out to India on Saturday, on Thursday met WACA chief executive Graeme Wood 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.
Ponting, meanwhile, said the attacks have caused "massive concern" and was the sole subject of discussion among the players.
"That has been the whole talk around the breakfast room this morning and certainly even at the start of training was about this incident," Ponting said on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval.
Western Australia and Victoria are scheduled to take part in the Champions Twenty20 League along with Test stars Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden, Shane Watson and former leg-spinner Shane Warne turning hope that it can all be sorted out as soon as possible," Ponting said.
Hayden, who plays for Chennai Superstars in the IPL, said if the tournament was cancelled it would be a "huge loss" for international cricket.