ECB meets to break deadlock with BCCI

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 4:15 [IST]
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London: The England and Wales Cricket Board met in London on December 10 to break the deadlock over the number of matches to be played by India during their tour to this country next year. ECB Chief Executive Tim Lamb briefed the management board about his recent trip to India where he had discussions with Indian Cricket Board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya and secretary Niranjan Shah. Lamb also presented a report on his discussions with the English players over the issue.

The management board was to decide on the Indian demand for playing an extra one-day match when England return to the sub-continent after a Christmas and New Year break following the three-match Test series. India are asking England to play a sixth one-dayer to compensate for an extra limited overs match that they have to play in a triangular series, also involving Sri Lanka, on their return tour. India have also asked them to play five Tests instead of the scheduled four when England visit their country again in 2004-05 to compensate for the fourth Test they have to play in England next summer. England have held that it was not possible to accommodate India's demands since their team had a very hectic schedule and also because the original schedule had already been agreed to by the previous dispensation of the Indian Board.

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