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OC not crashing by BCCI's refusal: Kalmadi

cricket Updated: Jul 31, 2010 21:58 IST
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CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday brushed aside BCCI's refusal of a 100 crore donation towards hosting of the Games, saying the OC would not crash following Cricket Board's snub.

The Indian Cricket Board on Saturday rejected OC's request at its Working Committee meeting in Mumbai.

"OC is not going to crash by BCCI's refusal," he retorted when asked about the Cricket Board deciding against the donation on a request by the OC.

Kalmadi said he thought the BCCI would be interested in supporting Olympic sports since cricket was a "prime sport" in the country.

"Cricket is prime sport in the country. I thought BCCI would want to support Olympic sport and so I wrote a letter to them. It was one of 100 letters written to different bodies and agencies. Ours is a revenue neutral Games. So we have to see the commercial aspect also," he explained when asked why he wrote the letter to BCCI at the first instance.