Jacob Oram may not play in IPL

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Wellington, Mar 6:New Zealand all rounder Jacob Oram has expressed reservations about playing in next month's Indian Premier League after the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan.

Oram is contracted to the Chennai Super Kings for 675,000 dollars a year, but Oram said on Thursday, Mar 5 that no amount of money would persuade him to put his life in danger.

Oram admitted that the eight deaths in Lahore on Tuesday, coming so soon after the Mumbai terror attacks in November, in which more than 170 died, had unnerved him and made touring India no longer a straightforward exercise.

"The IPL financially has opened doors that I only dream about, but I'm married now and it would take a lot for me to turn a blind eye to what has gone on," The Dominion Post quoted Oram, as saying.

Oram admitted that he would still think twice about his involvement in the Twenty20 showpiece, even if security experts gave the green light.

New Zealand Cricket said on Thursday, Mar 6 that the end-of-year tour to Pakistan would not go ahead, but later said the tour was 'unlikely'.

Oram said he felt sorry for Pakistani players and its administrators because future matches would have to be played at neutral venues.

ANI

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