BCCI dismisses any doubts regarding England tour

Published: Saturday, June 1, 2002, 0:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday dismissed any doubts over the Indian cricket team's tour of England this summer while reaffirming that the nearly three month-long tour would go on schedule later this month. "We are not aware of any doubts about the series going on as per schedule," BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said when his attention was drawn to a report in British media in this regard.

Media reports in London on Friday suggested that the Indian cricket team's tour beginning in the third week of this month is in doubt following heightened tension between India and Pakistan. The report quoted the English cricket board chief Tim Lamb as saying that they are in constant touch with the British High Commission in India in this regard. Expressing his ignorance about such developments, Dalmiya emphasised that as far as the Indian Board is concerned, the tour would go ahead as per schedule.

The Indian team is scheduled to begin its tour with a One-day practice match against Sussex on June 22 and would participate in a triangular series involving England and Sri Lanka and then would play a four Test series.

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