Pawar meets Dalmiya, seeks cooperation

Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:New BCCI president Sharad Pawar today called on former Cricket Board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya and sought his cooperation in resolving legal issues facing the cricket body.

Pawar, who was elected BCCI president yesterday, went to Dalmiya's residence in south Kolkata at 11.30 am and discussed the issues.

The two were closetted for about half an hour.

Later, Pawar told reporters that he had sought Dalmiya's cooperation on pending cases which BCCI had been facing in and outside India.

''There are domestic as well as international issues.

There are some legal problems which the Board faces in and outside India. If not properly handled, this may prove to be a serious liability to the Board and affect cricket,'' Pawar,who is Union Agriculture Minister, said.

He said ''nobody except Dalmiya knows each and every issue and has studied each and every issue''.

As the new president of BCCI, he said ''It is my duty to request him for his cooperation and use his experience in the interest of the Board as well as Indian cricket.''

Dalmiya, Pawar added, assured him of cooperation in the larger interest of cricket and the organisation.

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