~~ICC may not be in a position to claim money~~
Published: Friday, March 21, 2003, 7:40 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2001
Contracts issue to be discussed at ICC meeting
Durban: India's cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya called on Thursday for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be even-handed in the way it enforced financial penalties. India was told before the World Cup that it would be having a portion of its proceeds withheld following the players' decision to alter the terms of their tournament contracts. But Dalmiya, speaking to reporters during India's day-night World Cup semi-final against Kenya at Kingsmead, said the ICC would also have to be equally firm with England and New Zealand who forfeited World Cup matches in Zimbabwe and Kenya respectively and so risked potential financial penalties. "This has got to be sorted out. We can't go on like this," said Dalmiya ahead of a two-day ICC executive board meeting in Johannesburg starting on Friday. "But what applies to one must apply to all," added Dalmiya, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and formerly president of the ICC. However, Dalmiya did not appear too concerned by the prospect of any action being taken by the world governing body against India. "The money is in the reserve bank of cricket. I've had a little experience of the ICC. The ICC can't claim for money against us if no one claims against the ICC."