Mumbai: The BCCI has said that it will not send either the men's or women's Indian T20 cricket team for this year's Asian Games in China where the game makes its debut in its Twenty20 format.
The 16th edition of the Games will be held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to 27 and the BCCI's decision means loss of potential medals for the country.
Citing reasons that the Indian cricket team has other commitments, other international matches the BCCI made that announcement.
"We would not be able to send our team, both men and women, for the Asian Games in China because of international commitments," BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty as quoted to ibn network reporters.
"We have communicated the same to the Indian Olympic Association," he added.
The Indian men's team have a busy schedule this November as they host New Zealand for three Tests and five ODIs.
This year's Asian Games will feature 42 disciplines, 14 more than what takes place in the Olympics.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are expected to send their cricket teams.