Dalmiya tightlipped on BCCI affairs

Published: Friday, February 4, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya today refrained from making any comment on the preparations for the forthcoming series against Pakistan saying that the BCCI president and secretary should be asked about it.

Dalmiya, who returned from Dubai after attending a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) as its president, said that he could not speak for BCCI.

Asked about reports that the Pakistan Cricket Board sought changes in some of the venues for the neighbouring nation's coming cricket tour to India, Dalmiya said, "I am not the right person for this question. Put this query to the BCCI president or secretary."

Incidentally, no BCCI official attended the ACC meeting and there were reports in a section of media that Dalmiya had discussed details of Pakistan's tour of India with Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan at Dubai.

On the deliberations at the emergent meeting of the ACC, he said, "we have taken some decisions. But this is not the right time to spell them out." Dalmiya, who could not be appointed as Patron-in-Chief of BCCI due to a number of cases expressed dismay at the development saying, "the cricketing institution is being destroyed and brought to disrepute due to the number of cases being filed in courts. But then, in a democracy you have to face such situations," he said.

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