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Oram Fears Travelling to India for IPL

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Oram Fears Travelling to India for IPL
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New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram today said he was having second thoughts about travelling to India for the Indian Premier League following the terror attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore.

Oram, who turned out for Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural edition of the IPL, said the Mumbai massacre too had made him feel a bit jittery.

"I think there are definite questions to be asked. The IPL is a question that I will have to answer at a later date. The trouble in Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been going on for a while. But the Mumbai attacks really made me think," the 30-year-old said.

Oram admitted that the lure of money was strong enough but he has a family to take into account as well.

"The IPL has given me an economic freedom that I didn't even dream about, but I have a family now," said Oram, who made his Test debut against India here in 2002.

"Cricket's important, but it is not as important as my life. Lalit Modi and the IPL have given assurances that the security will be beefed up for the event."

However, he said he would be talking to the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association chief Heath Mills before taking a final call.

"I will be talking to Heath Mills before taking a final decision. If everyone's happy with the situation in India, then I don't think I will have a problem going."

"I'll be thinking twice, before going to play in the sub-continent," the all-rounder said.

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