Martyn happy to travel to India for IPL
Retired Australian test cricketer Damien Martyn started his journey to India on Tuesday to join up with his Rajasthan Royals teammates after rejecting claims over security fears.
The build up to this years Indian Premier League has been dominated by the prospect of players boycotting the event because of safety fears after threats were made by Al Qaeda.
Martyn has repeated his happiness to travel to India but he feels his fellow players should not be pressured into making a decision.
"They should leave us to make our own decisions" Martyn told the Australian newspaper ‘The Herald Sun’. "It’s up to the individual whether they play in the IPL" he added.
"I have a child and a family to consider. Do you think I’d be going or for that matter, Warne, Gilchrist, and Hayden, if we thought it was high risk?".
"The reports we’ve received suggest nothing has changed. I have the utmost faith in officials to ensure our safety and welfare is top priority. There are no guarantees. Bombs can go off anywhere and we’ve been on Ashes tours when bombs have exploded" he added.