ICC, BCCI at loggerheads on panel members

Published: Friday, December 28, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have not yet been able to finalise the panel members of the commission to be set up to examine whether match referee Mike Denness had followed the procedures before punishing six Indian cricketers in South Africa.
"We have not been able to finalise the names yet, but the discussions are going on and hopefully we should come to an agreement soon," BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya told reporters on Friday. Dalmiya said the Indian Board has rejected some of the names proposed by the ICC, but there has been no breakdown in discussions. "So far, we have been discussing the names and all I can say is that there has been no breakdown in discussions. We are hoping to finalise the names soon so that the commission can start the work," Dalmiya said. The ICC had agreed to set up a referees' commission to examine and report to the ICC executive board on whether Denness followed the procedures and acted in accordance with the Code of Conduct before handing out punishments to six Indian cricketer's during the second Test match between India and South Africa in Port Elizabeth in mid- November. It was decided that the commission would be appointed by the ICC in consultation with the BCCI and would comprise persons of high reputation and at least two of them would be reputed former cricketers.

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