GCA waits for official word from BCCI

Published: Sunday, February 6, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Ahmedabad:Undeterred by Pakistan Cricket Board's refusal to play a Test in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Cricket Association President today said that they were still "hopeful" and would continue their preparations till they get an official word from the BCCI.

"We have not got any official intimation about PCB not wanting to play in Ahmedabad and only heard this through media reports. We are still hopeful that we will be given the chance to host a match. Our preparations are still on," GCA President Narhari Amin told PTI.

However, Amin said that it would be "bad" if communal reason was cited by PCB to omit Ahmedabad as a venue.

"The city and the state have been peaceful after the post-Godhra riots and there have been no major incidents of crime that could give anybody a negative impression. The environment for both the nations to play good cricket was created during our tour to Pakistan and ties would have enhanced if they had played here also," he added.

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