England tour of India - Cricket: BCCI, ICC not on collision course, says Dalmiya

Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 21:38 [IST]
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Kolkata: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president JagmohanDalmiya has rejected suggestions by the International Cricket Council that they were on a "collision course" saying they are not in a "boxing ring" and an "effort" should be made to "sort out the problem".Dalmiya's comments at the airport here on Tuesday night on his return from Delhi came shortly after the London-based ICC said the BCCI and the cricket's governing body were on a "collision course" on the issue of eligibility of Virendra Sehwag for the first cricket Test between India and England in Mohali next week."There is no collision," said Dalmiya. He also said the BCCI would formulate its reaction after getting to know the precise position after the communication from the ICC setting a Friday noon deadline to withdraw Sehwag from the Mohali Test.In an apparent attempt to scale down the war of words between the ICC and BCCI for the past few days, Dalmiya said, "We are ready to sit down. We are sporting bodies and this is not a boxing ring. You can always work it out if you want to."All we are saying is that the parent body (ICC) should listen to the problems of the subsidiary body and there should be an effort to solve the problem," Dalmiya added. PTI

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