Bond and Taylor will wait to make IPL decision
New Zealand cricketers Shane Bond and Ross Taylor have admitted they will wait until the last minute before deciding to play in this years Indian Premier League because of security fears.
The IPL is scheduled to get underway on Friday, March 12th in Mumbai but a number of cricketing boards including New Zealandís have advised their players not to travel to India after Al Qaeda warned foreign plays to stay away.
ECB security chief Reg Dickason has compiled a report damming the security arrangements made by the IPL claiming security can not be guaranteed for the tournament.
Even though Bond is due to earn $1 million from his IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders he wonít go unless security can be guaranteed. With a few weeks to go before the event starts Bond will remain on watch before making his final decision.
"You have to listen to what everybody says. So because it is still a month, things can change. I'll only make a decision closer to the time that I'm due to go," Bond told the New Zealand Herald.
Taylor, who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, says he will make his final decision as late as possible before deciding whether to travel Bangalore.