BCCI dismisses threat to Pak tour

Published: Monday, December 29, 2003, 19:14 [IST]
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Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) denied any security scare among the players for the proposed Pakistan tour and re-affirmed that it was going ahead with the logistical details for the Test and One-day series in the neighbouring nation.

"As far as the BCCI is concerned, we are going ahead with the Pakistan tour," BCCI secretary S K Nair told newspersons in Kolkata.

Asked to comment on reports that some senior players had reservations about the tour due to security reasons, he said, "these (the reports) may have been brought out on the basis of hypothesis. There's no basis of such reports."

"Details of the Pakistan tour are being worked out. It is one of the agenda in the working committee meeting to be held in Kolkata on January 4," Nair said.

Reports from Melbourne had said that concerns over their safety seemed to be weighing on the minds of some of India's top cricketers ahead of the Pakistan tour.

However, skipper Sourav Ganguly has gone on record that there was no truth in such rumours.

"I have also heard such rumours. There is no truth in it," Ganguly told in Melbourne. Nair said that there was also 'no truth' in reports that the Indian players were planning to write a letter to the BCCI voicing security concerns.

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