English Premiership

Blackburn postpone India trip

2011-07-19 21:41
Steve Kean (File)

London - Blackburn Rovers have postponed a planned pre-season trip to India following the deadly attacks in Mumbai which claimed the lives of 20 people, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

The Indian-owned Premier League outfit said they would reschedule the trip, which was to include a friendly match in Pune, for some time later this year in light of the violence in Mumbai.

"The trip is not cancelled it is postponed to another date because of the activity out there," manager Steve Kean said.

"The board had a meeting with the owners and spoke and decided we had to go through a number of different checks and that trip will now take place at the beginning of October."

Kean denied the decision to postpone the trip was the result of opposition from members of the Rovers squad.

"The players are looking for guidance and as long as everything was explained to them they were fine as a group," he said.

"I think the owners would have been disappointed if it was totally finished but the fact it has been put back a couple of weeks softens the disappointment."


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