Thatscricket - News - ACA lodge protest on rotation policy

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Guwahati: The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has lodged a protest with BCCI over the latter's move to have a new rotation policy just before the coming India-Australia Test series beginning in February.Pleading to hold the India-Australia series on the basis of earlier rotation policy released by the BCCI in May last year, the ACA's contention was that if the new rotation policy was introduced in Assam along with some other states, the state would be deprived of holding any match of the India-Australia series. They alleged that not only the BCCI, but the centre in the last 50 years also had taken such steps for the North-Eastern region. In a letter to the BCCI president Dr A C Muthiah, ACA secretary Nandan Bezbaruah informed that the ACA had ''strong reservations on the new rotation policy'' which was to be placed for approval in the working committee meeting on January 22. The BCCI had released a rotation policy on May 22 last year and circulated it to all affiliated state bodies for acceptance. The ACA had accepted it along with the other state bodies.Mr Bezbaruah told newsmen on Friday that if the new rotation policy was introduced, Assam would be deprived of holding any match of the Australia-India series as the state's position was 12th. But as their position in earlier rotation policy was 4th it was supposed to hold one of the matches of the series.They also expressed doubt over the move to have a second rotation policy. ''How is it possible to have a second rotation policy within such a short period,'' he said. UNI

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