Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has said that the touring Australia squad must be provided adequate security in wake of the Hyderabad bomb blasts.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad will host the second Test match between India and Australia as scheduled next week despite twin bombings in the city that killed 14 and wounded dozens, officials said on Friday.

Rajeev Shukla, spokesman for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said government officials had given assurances about security in the wake of Thursday night's deadly attacks, AFP reported.

"I spoke to the (federal) home secretary, who was in Hyderabad, and had discussion with the chief minister and officials of the state government," Shukla, himself a federal minister, told reporters outside parliament.

"They apprised me that adequate security will be provided to the players as well as the spectators."