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BCCI cites Asian bloc stand, supports CT in Pak

BCCI reiterated the Asian bloc's stand that there is no need to shift the Champions Trophy from Pakistan.

cricket Updated: Jul 23, 2008 19:55 IST

A day before the ICC Executive Board takes a decision on the issue, BCCI today reiterated the Asian bloc's stand that there is no need to shift the Champions Trophy from Pakistan even if top players from some other countries pull out of the event.

"The BCCI is fully behind the Asian boards' stand that the decision on the issue should be taken as per the security report submitted to the ICC," BCCI sources said today.

The BCCI's position that there's no need to shift the September 11-24 tournament from Pakistan comes in the wake of the possibility of a pull-out by some top cricketers from non-Asian countries from the biennial event citing security concerns.

BCCI would be represented by its president Sharad Pawar and president-elect Shashank Manohar who would be contacted at their respective places during the teleconference scheduled to be held tomorrow evening, according to the sources.