England tour of India - Cricket: ~~Sorry~~ Dalmiya promises Sehwag compensation

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday promised financial compensation to Virender Sehwag, who has been dropped from the Indian team for the Mohali Test against England as per the agreement between the BCCI and ICC."He is a young boy. I feel sorry for him," Dalmiya told reporters in Kolkata after announcing the terms of the agreement, which resolved the crisis threatening world cricket. Dalmiya said that the BCCI had agreed to instruct its selection panel not to include Sehwag in the final 12 during the first Test against England beginning on Monday. Describing Sehwag as a 'budding cricketer, who is a future hope for the country', Dalmiya said, "He will be financially compensated. But whether the compensation will be provided by the ICC or BCCI would be decided by the ICC Executive Board."Dalmiya also promised 'adequate opportunities' for Sehwag saying, "He will be back in the team." However, he hastened to add that he was not the right person to judge the merit of any cricketer as that was the job of the selectors. Asked whether he would speak to Sehwag, Dalmiya said, "Most certainly". PTI

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