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England tour of India - News - Cricket: India refuses to play 4 Tests in England

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kolkata: India has refused to play a fourth Test during its return tour of England next summer, which might spark of more animosity between the Indian Cricket Board and the English cricket establishment."On the basis of reciprocity the Indian team will be playing three Test matches during its tour of England," Niranjan Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told PTI. Shah, who was speaking over the phone from his residence in Rajkot, said that as it was going to be very hectic tour, "we dont want to put further pressure on our players."He said since the English team, currently touring India, would play three Test matches the Indians would also play the same number there.Shah, however, said that both the cricket Boards were having talks and hoped that the issue might be amicably settled.The Indian Board's current stand is bound to upset the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB has a letter of confirmation from the Indian Board for playing four Test matches.But the problem is that a BCCI committee, which was overthrown by the present president Jagmohan Dalmiya in an election last September, had made the earlier commitment.The issue has cropped up at a time when a controversy is already raging over the harsh punishment meted out to six Indian cricketers in South Africa by Mike Denness, a former English skipper, prompting the Indian Board to call for his sacking. The problem over the number of Test matches to be played by India in England started when the BCCI asked the English team to play seven One-dayers during its current tour of India because India would be playing the same number of One-dayers in England. But England refused to oblige saying that it would put extra pressure on its players.Shah said both the cricket Boards were in touch to resolve the issue and it might be settled if the English team agreed to play at least six One-dayers during its current tour instead of five.During next summer's tour India would be taking part in a triangular series involving England and Sri Lanka and would be required to play seven matches if it reached the final. PTI

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