BCCI never tried to get CT scrapped: PCB

Updated: 19 September 2008 16:40 IST

The PCB has dismissed reports that the BCCI attempted to get the Champions Trophy scrapped from the international calender at the ICC meeting.

Karachi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board has dismissed reports that the BCCI attempted to get the Champions Trophy scrapped from the international calender at the ICC meeting which postponed the eight-nation tourney, to be held here, until next year.

Reports have said that the Indians, at the last meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai, questioned the necessity of having the tournament in the first place.

But PCB chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi said he was not aware of the Indian board raising any such objections.

"No one at the meeting said the Champions Trophy should not be held," Naghmi said.

"I was there at the meeting and the Indians did raise a point about finding a new window because of their prior commitments next year but they never said the tournament should not be part of the International calender," he added.

On the contrary, he said the Indians were quite flexible on adjusting the Future Tours Program to find a new window for the tournament whose hosting rights are still with Pakistan.

"With India's support I am sure all other nations can do a bit of adjusting to find a new window for the tournament," Naghmi said.

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