2 events are going to be held in India this year with some great athletes. They will take a ride overseas.
Will they? Some don’t want to go because they are nervous. All australian athletes are nervous about there safety.
The mens hocky team, the Kookaburras. Arrived in India and the security will be tight for the world cup. The cricketers back home are still wondering if they should go to India for the I.P.L series. Discussions continue about whether the australian athletes will be okay to compete in the commonwealth games there in october.
Why? because there has been a lot of terrorist attacks. A terrorist group has warned all the athletes to stay away.
A few weeks ago there was a terrorist attack at a bakery in Pune. In november 2008 there was a big terrorist attack at a hotel in one of the biggest countrys. They killed 175 people including 2 australians.
India wants to hold the commonwealth games so they can have a chance at bidding to host an olympic games.
Indian authorities are doing there best to make athletes safe. they promised huge security measures for the commonwealth games. Some of the aussie Netballers visited there recently
The australian Netball team had a look in the athletes village. They say it was magnificent. It is not completed yet but they think they will get it done. They got to look at there venues. They said when they were in the venues they felt safe.
The commonwealth games is being held in one spot but the trouble with the indian Premier leage is, its spread over the cities. so it will be much harder to police.
Star cricketers, shaun tait and simon katich are worried about going and blues paceman bert cockley is relieved he missed on making the team.
Bert Cockley said if you go up there you can not come home.
The australia hockey team said it was ok after security experts said the threats to their comp was not serious.
The cricketers say they’ll go if security measures are improved.
The hockey tournament will be in use after the next few weeks to practise there security measures to ensure a safe commonwealth games in october.