Blackburn postpone India tour

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Mumbai blasts force club to rearrange tour

BLACKBURN Rovers have postponed a pre-season trip to India following recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

The club had expected to be the first Premiership club to tour India this month as part of plans to develop football in the country by Rovers Indian owners the Venky Group.

But the blasts last week which killed 19 people have forced the club to rearrange their pre-season plans a month before the start of the new football season.

The trip, involving the senior squad, management and officials, is now expected to take place in the autumn.

A joint statement from the club and the owners said: “Safety is always our top priority and after detailed discussions with our security and legal advisors we have been left with no option other than to postpone.

“While everyone is obviously disappointed, we all accept the circumstances and the reasoning. We are now looking forward to the trip to India in a few weeks time.”

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