CSA watching security situation in Jamaica

Updated: May 27, 2010, 10:03 AM IST

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is keeping an eye on the security situation in Jamaica, where a raging gun-battle has broken out between police and an alleged drug kingpin loyalists, to ensure safety of the national team due to play at the Sabaina Park next week.

Jamaican authorities have imposed a state of emergency on the West Indian island after gun-totting gangs went on rampage as police tried to nab the local don Christopher Coke, wanted by the United States.

"Everything is still hanging in the air," South African team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee told African daily Beeld from Antigua and mentioned that the West Indian Cricket Board has already held an emergency meeting on the situation.

"We also only know what has been shown on TV until now. It is an unusual situation, because it is not a terrorist threat. CSA`s own security team is also reviewing the entire situation," he added.

The Proteas will take on the West Indies in the last match of the ongoing five-ODI series at Jamaica on June 3 and then will play the first Test at the same venue from June 10-14.