The Test match between India and Australia in the city has not been rescheduled despite blasts killing 14 people.
India and Australia have just finished day one of the first Test in Chennai, but are due to play the second Test in Hyderabad on 2 March. However, explosions in the city on Thursday killed 14 people and injured dozens more, raising suggestions the Test should be rescheduled.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that the match will go ahead though and no plans have been changed.
“As far as I’m concerned we are playing the second Test in Hyderabad next week. That’s where we are at,” Sutherland was quoted on NDTV Sports.
“At this stage I wouldn’t be calling into question things going ahead.”
Australian players were sent text messages by team manager Gavin Dovey throughout the attacks to keep them updated on what was happening. Dozens of police also surrounded the hotels were both the Australian and Indian teams were staying.
The attack in Hyderabad targeted a Hindu district of the city, which is the home of India’s computing industry and houses the Indian offices of Google and Microsoft.
Australia did pull out of a tour in Pakistan in 2008 with security concerns after several bombings throughout the country. No major international cricket has been played in Pakistan since the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009.
In 1996, the Australians also pulled out of another tour in the sub-continent, when they refused to take part in the World Cup in Sri Lanka after bombs exploded there.