BCCI takes exception to Kirmani's statements

Published: Friday, August 6, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is believed to have taken exception to selection committee chairman Syed Kirmani's adverse comments against skipper Sourav Ganguly following the team's debacle in the final of the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya met the five national selectors during the day prior to the panel's deliberations to name the squads for the forthcoming One-day tournaments including the ICC Champions Trophy in England.

Dalmiya, however, refused to make public the Board's views on Kirmani's comments saying it was an internal matter of the BCCI and "not for the press".

However, reliable sources said it was made abundantly clear to Kirmani that the comments that he made were uncalled for.

Kirmani had blamed arbitrary changes made in the batting order as one of the main reasons for the team's 25-run loss to the hosts last Sunday.

Kirmani had said that Rahul Dravid or V V S Laxman should have come in at number three, instead of Ganguly, who, he said, seemed to be experimenting.

Dalmiya also declined to disclose what discussions he had with Ganguly and Wright.

"Let us leave something for the future now. The issues discussed have to be put before the working committee," he said.

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