22 Feb 2013

Australian cricket team not detered by Hyderabad bombings

6:48 pm on 22 February 2013

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland says Australia will go to Hyderabad as planned for the second Test starting on March 2 despite twin bombings today which killed at least 20 people in the Indian city.

Sutherland says the players have been fully briefed and had told team management their focus was on the first Test, which has just got underway in Chennai, before the team heads to Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Sutherland says he had a brief conversation with an Indian board official overnight and has full confidence in security arrangements that have been put in place.