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Collingwood hopeful of IPL debut
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:PD Collingwood
Event:Indian Premier League 2009

DateLine: 6th March 2009

 

Paul Collingwood intends to feature in this year's Indian Premier League in the aftermath of the Lahore terrorist attack. England star Collingwood has a contract with Delhi Daredevils and expects to fulfil it, security permitting, despite cricket's latest disruption due to terrorism. Collingwood, 32, was at the forefront of those willing to return to India for the Test series before Christmas, following the horrific attack on Mumbai. Other leading England players scheduled to join the IPL's second season are Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah and Ravi Bopara.

 

"As things unfold we will know more about what is being put in place by the IPL, but having been back to India before Christmas the security we had felt pretty good and at this stage I'm continuing as normal," Collingwood confirmed. "Of course, when something as tragic as this happens, thoughts do cross your mind and you do question things a bit because we've all been in similar situations travelling to and from games like that. I'd be lying if I didn't say that something like this raises concerns in your mind, but I'm not about to make any decisions on it. The right thing to do is to wait and see how things go from here."

 




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