CA in talks with BCCI, says tour on

Updated: 09 January 2008 14:09 IST

Racism row and umpiring controversies notwithstanding, Indian cricket team's tour of the country is very much on, Cricket Australia asserted on Monday.

CA in talks with BCCI, says tour on

Sydney:

Racism row and umpiring controversies notwithstanding, Indian cricket team's tour of the country is very much on, Cricket Australia (CA) asserted on Monday.

CA Chief Executive James Sutherland said cricket boards of both the countries were holding discussion but "there has been no advice of the Indian tour to Australia being cancelled."

"CA Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said CA and the Indian cricket board, the BCCI, are continuing to discuss issues arising during the recent Sydney Test between Australia and India.

"However, those discussions have not included any advice that the tour will not continue," the CA statement read.

The acrimonious series seemed to have hit the roadblock after the eventful second Test, which saw India at the receiving end of some of the horrendous umpiring decisions
followed by a three-match ban on Harbhajan Singh, allegedly for racially abusing Andrew Symonds, even though neither of the on-field umpires heard anything nor the stump microphone caught anything.

Match Referee Mike Procter still went by whatever the Australian players told him during a marathon hearing on Sunday and slapped the ban on Harbhajan.

India responded by filing a complaint against Brad Hogg for abusing an Indian player and also stayed put here, refusing to move to Canberra for their practice match before the third Test.



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