Champions League T20 teams asked to alter travel plans

Andhra Pradesh police have asked Kolkata Knight Riders and New Zealand’s Auckland Aces to change their travel plans citing security concerns © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Hyderabad: Sep 14, 2011

 

Most of the teams taking part in the Champions League Twenty20 2011 will have to change their plans after Hyderabad police have denied them security clearance.

 

According to reports, Andhra Pradesh police have asked Kolkata Knight Riders and New Zealand’s Auckland Aces to change their travel plans citing security concerns.

 

The teams have been instructed not to arrive in Hyderabad till Monday evening.

 

Ruhuma from Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago from West Indies, Somerset and Leicestershire from England, Auckland Aces and Kolkata Knight Riders are scheduled to play their CL qualifiers in Hyderabad from September 19 to 21.

 

The team from Auckland could not change their itinerary at the last minute as they had made their travel arrangements long back. When they reached Hyderabad, they were told not to venture out of their hotel.

 

“We’ve been strictly advised not to come out. We had planned a couple of practice sessions but we had to cancel at the last minute,” said a spokesman for the Auckland team.

 

While The KKR side managed to change the plans at the eleventh hour, but they had to give a miss to their practice sessions.