WC 2003 - ICC turns down Indias plea to reschedule semi-final
Published: Saturday, March 8, 2003, 1:08 [IST]
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ICC to consider BCCIs request over reschedule of semis
Johannesburg: India's request to have the day-night World Cup semi-final at Durban's Kingsmead ground on March 20 switched to a daytime affair was rejected on Friday, a spokesman for the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.On Thursday, Ali Bacher, the World Cup's executive director, said he would consider a suggestion from BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya for the match to be switched.Dalmiya's move came following fears, expressed by India captain Saurav Ganguly among others, that the day-night format gave the side bowling second a significant advantage because of increased dew on the pitch.