Dravid, Kumble land in Jaipur with families for IPL match
Posted on: 03:49 PM IST May 16, 2008
Jaipur: The Bangalore Royal Challengers team on Friday arrived in Jaipur ahead of their game against the Rajasthan Royals in the city on Saturday.
The players including skipper Rahul Dravid and senior bowler Anil Kumble have come with their families.
Following the serial bombs blasts in Jaipur on Tuesday there were some speculations that the match might be shifted to some other venue.
The Royal Challengers had offered that the match be shifted to Bangalore after the blasts but the Indian Premier League management turned the offer down
Foreign players in the Rajasthan Royals camp, including skipper cum coach Shane Warne, Shane Watson and Graeme Smith, are due to arrive in Jaipur on Friday evening after a break in Goa.
On Thursday, IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi had said that no foreign player of Rajasthan Royals team was quitting the league following the serial bomb blasts on in Jaipur.
"The players had queries on the security arrangements and have been briefed about the same. They are happy now. They will be going to Jaipur for the match. The Bangalore team is also coming for the match. We have spoken to the Rajasthan Chief Minister and Home Secretary VS Singh. The private security agencies employed by us are also working on providing foolproof security. Everything will be fine by tomorrow," Modi said.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals Team Manager Darren Berry was quoted by Macquarie National News in Australia as saying that Warne, Watson, Smith along with him were planning to quit from the IPL following Tuesday's bomb blasts in Jaipur.