India may stage 2011 World Cup final
BCCI's top official IS Bindra said going by rotation policy, India should get to host the grand finale of the mega event.india Updated: May 06, 2006 14:03 IST
India may get to host the grand finale of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, a top Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said in New Delhi on Friday.
BCCI's key Marketing Committee member I S Bindra said going by rotation policy, India should get to host the final of the mega event.
"There is a rotation policy in place. India hosted the final in 1987 while the 1996 final was played in Pakistan. Going by the same principle, India should host the final," Bindra told.
"Anyway, we don't want any public debate on the venue for the final. Everything will be discussed when all the four boards sit down together," the former BCCI chief said.
"We would have our first meeting by June because we don't have much time left. It may seem that it's still five years away but there is so much to do and you will never know as the time will run out."
Bindra had represented the Asian bloc, which defeated a joint proposal by Australia and New Zealand to earn the rights to host the 2011 edition at an ICC meeting in Dubai on Sunday.