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IPL concerns raised by Australian players

Australia’s top IPL players have told the Australian Cricketers' Association they have concerns for their safety in India during next months Indian Premier League.

The security of the IPL has been put in question by players around the world after the bombings in Pune and the threats directed at the IPL by Al-Qaeda.

After the meeting which was held in Sydney between the ACA and the Australian players contracted to play in India ACA chief executive Paul Marsh confirmed he will give a list of demands to the IPL over player safety.

"From the outset it is important to reinforce that players want to play in this year's IPL, however the independent report has identified some serious concerns with aspects of the current security process" said Marsh.

"Specifically these concerns relate to the reported direct threat against the event and the status and implementation of the IPL's security plan." he added.

"The process from here is for all players associated to meet with their player groups and for all of us to feedback the concerns raised from these meetings to the IPL."

"This will be coordinated through our peak body the Federation for International Cricketers' Association (FICA). From here we will await a response from the IPL."

The pressure is mounting on the IPL after a number of players including Simon Katich and Shaun tait have expressed concerns about going to India.

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