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BCCI seeks Govt opinion on venue shifting

Published: Sunday, February 6, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kolkata:Indian Cricket Board has sought the Government's advice regarding Pakistan Cricket Board's reservation on playing at Ahmedabad, a top BCCI official said here today.

"We are in touch with the Government on Pakistan's reservation on playing at Ahmedabad. We want their view," BCCI Joint Secretary Goutam Dasgupta told PTI.

When asked what would be the Board's stand on the issue, he said "we'll go as per the Government's advice and if it is required then Pakistan may be requested to review their stand on the issue".

Concedeing that venues for international matches at home were generally decided by BCCI, Dasgupta said since it was a sensitive issue BCCI wanted to know Government's view on it.

He, however, said the decision on the issue would be taken by the BCCI working committee meeting in New Delhi on February 16 where the detailed itenerary of Pakistan's tour would be finalised.

Asked if BCCI needed to shift the Ahmedabad match what could be the alternative, he said Chennai or Kolkata might be considered.

Pakistan Cricket Board has conveyed to BCCI its reservation in playing at Ahmedabad after their two-member security team submitted its report following a review of all the venues in India.

Pakistan cricket team will be undertaking its first visit to India in six years from February 25 during which it would play three Tests and five one-day internationals.

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