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Bopara will join team by Wednesday: Kings XI Punjab

March 01, 2010 21:49 IST

Kings XI Punjab dismissed media reports that Ravi Bopara is doubtful for this year's Indian Premier League and said the England batsman would join the team by Wednesday.

"Ravi Bopara is going to be in India no later than March 3 to play in the IPL as part of the Kings XI Punjab squad. All media reports on his non-participation are speculative," the franchise said in a statement.

"We have spoken to Bopara and he has confirmed his participation and is eagerly waiting to join in the hunt for the 2010 IPL trophy," the statement said.

Earlier, Bopara was quoted in the British media as saying that he has delayed his trip to India indefinitely because of security apprehensions.

"Cricket is my living and in many way my life. But it is not worth dying for," Bopara had said.

Bopara was worried with Reg Dickason's report in which the security expert raised some serious concerns about security in India.

IPL chairman Lalit Modi had said that he has spoken to Bopara and the player was eager to play in the Twenty20 league starting March 13.

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