BCCI meeting to ratify Chappell~~s appointment

Published: Monday, May 30, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Thiruvananthapuram:The upcoming tours of the Indian team, television rights issue and ratification of the BCCI six-member committee's decision to appoint Greg Chappell as the new Indian coach,would be taken up at the two-day working committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) beginning at Kovalam near Thiruvananthapuram on June 2, BCCI secretary S K Nair said.

The meeting of the working committee is being held in Thiruvananthapuram after a gap of 24 years, Nair said.

India's first tour under the new coach would be to Sri Lanka where it would take part in the three-nation tournament with West Indies as the third team.

The working committee would discuss India's tour of Zimbabwe where it is proposed to play two Test matches with the host team and a three-nation tournament also involving New Zealand.

Sri Lanka's request to play three Test matches and five ODIs in India in November-December, South Africa's proposal to play five ODIs in India in December and Indian team's proposed tour of Pakistan in January-February to play three Tests and five ODIs would also be discussed at the meeting, he said.

Decks had been cleared for the conduct of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy in India as the government had decided to give tax exemption to international sporting events being held in the country, he said.

Thanking the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for the decision, Nair said the BCCI could inform the ICC of its readiness to conduct the event well before their May 31 deadline.

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