India insists on changing venue for ATC final
With barely 37 days left for the Asian Test Championship involving Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the tournament has run into trouble with India insisting on changing Dhaka as the venue for the final.
The secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Jaywant Lele has written to the Asian Cricket Council and its affiliate, the Asian Cricket Foundation that if Bangladesh does not reach the final of the competition, then Dhaka should not host it, BCCI sources told PTI on Sunday.
Lele wrote that India should be the venue for the final in the event of India and Pakistan making it to the final. "If India and Sri Lanka make the final, it should be held in Sri Lanka," Lele said in the letter.
The sources said the BCCI has not received any reply so far and that it might be difficult for India to participate in the tournament if the venue for the final was undecided by then.
The ACF, organisers of the September 2001 to January 2002 tournament, are also yet to finalise sponsorship and telecast rights, the sources confirmed.