Jagmohan Dalmiya rubbishes ICC~~s threat
Published: Friday, November 23, 2001, 4:13 [IST]
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Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rubbished the International Cricket Council's (ICC) threat to derecognise the third Test between India and South Africa saying that there were certain parameters for such an action."It cannot be done like that. There are certain parameters for this which has to be followed," BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya told PTI while reacting to the threat of ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed. He said that the system of appointing match referees was started hardly five years ago. "Does that mean all the Test matches held for more than 100 years before were unofficial?" He emphasised that there were certain rules and provisions under which a match was recognised as official or unofficial. Earlier in a statement issued in London, Speed, while reacting to the joint decisions of the Indian and South African Boards to remove Mike Denness as match referee threatened to derecognise the third Test match beginning on Friday in Johannesburg.