Thatscricket - News - ICC cannot define foreign policy: Gray

Published: Friday, March 2, 2001, 0:30 [IST]
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Chennai: International Cricket Council (ICC) president Malcolm Gray has said it was not up to the ICC to define the foreign policy of any cricket playing country like India or Pakistan.Interacting with newsmen here during his visit to watch the third Test between Australia and India enroute to Delhi, Gray, when asked if he would be trying to revive the Indo-Pak bilateral ties on the cricket field, said that the ICC could only get across the message of the advantage of the two countries playing together.He said the ICC would put across the view that the ICC Knockout Cup must not always be played in developing countries.Asked about penalties if any ICC member country does not stick to long term itinerary, Gray said if it was due to something outside a Cricket Board to pull-out, there is little ICC can do.But, the ICC could come up with action like removing affiliation if pulling out was ''wilful'', he said. Gray said he would like India to win the ICC championship, when asked whom he would like to see winning the championship whether India or Pakistan.He said the world Test championship announced last month would be a good thing for Test cricket. ''It will bring in enormous interest into the game,'' he said. UNI

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