England High performance team leaves for England

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Bangalore, Nov 28 (UNI) The ongoing terrorist attack in Mumbai has forced England High Performance Team led by former England Captain Michael Vaughan to wind up their a month long training camp in the middle and left for England today.

The 17-member team including, Vaughan, test specialists Andrew Strauss and Monty Panesar, arrived here on November 22 and they were scheduled to play a three day match against Karnataka on November 29 before leaving to Mumbai for another match before beginning of the test seires between England and India.

Some of them were supposed to have been included in the England team for the two test series.

"The specialists team left here by a flight at about 1000 hrs this morning as per direction from ECB and UK Foreign Office", Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) sources told UNI.

Team's Media Manager Mark Ward said that " we have received the instructions to pack up and return to the country and we are moving." Yesterday Vaughan and two of his colleagues were supposed to have coached specially challenged children of Special Olympic but stayed away as per ECB the advice.

The team after its arrival underwent skill as well fitness programmes. However, they were confined indoors due to the incessant rain due to cyclone in Bay of Bengal for the past three days.


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