BCCI throws weight behind PCB on Champions Trophy issue
The BCCI has asseverated its support to hosting of the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan, insisting it never doubted the successful organisation of the elite tournament across the border.Updated: Jul 05, 2008 11:22 IST
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has asseverated its support to hosting of the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan, insisting it never doubted the successful organisation of the elite tournament across the border.
Niranjan Shah, BCCI secretary, though felt that the success of the Asia Cup was essential for the Champions Trophy, considered second biggest cricket tournament after the World Cup.
Media reports in Australia had claimed that the BCCI was keen on postponing the Champion Trophy rather than relocating it, if security concerns arise.
"As always, BCCI is with PCB. We have never asked or thought of postponing ICC Champions Trophy. No question was raised about the tournament during the ICC meetings in Dubai and everybody agreed that it will be held in Pakistan. I think the tournament will go without any doubt," Shah said.
Shah did not agree there was an Asian bloc in the ICC but said the successful organisation of the Asia Cup has shown the world that the game is on in Pakistan .
"We have never raised questions regarding security in Pakistan for the Champions Trophy," he said.