England back in India
ECB set to confirm India Test series will go ahead
• England's security inspection in Chennai is completed
• Team expected to fly to India at end of week via Abu Dhabi
The England and Wales Cricket Board expects to confirm within hours that the Test series of India will go ahead after the completion of a security inspection in Chennai. The ECB remains confident despite the febrile atmosphere surrounding the tour that the bulk of the squad will accept the security report that a tour of India remains legitimate and will decide to travel.
Reg Dickason, the ECB's security adviser, completed today what appeared to have been a satisfactory inspection of the Chidambaran Stadium, the new venue for the first Test on December 11. He told Press Trust of India: "We had some security concerns and these have been addressed." Dickason now flies on to Mohali, venue for the second Test, and a similar outcome is expected within 48 hours.