Decision Monday on Sahara-BCCI dispute

February 12th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) A final decision on the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sahara Group will be taken at the board’s working committee meeting Monday.

Both parties met here Sunday to discuss on the issues which made Sahara pull out of its 11-year-old sponsorship deal with BCCI and also put the future of its IPL franchise Pune Warriors in jeopardy.

“Sahara & BCCI met today and discussed all the outstanding issues and it was agreed that the subject will be further discussed in the BCCI Working Committee meeting tomorrow. The interaction was focused on the interest of Indian cricket, including IPL,” said Sahara and BCCI in a joint statement. The working committee meeting will take place in Chennai.

The meeting here was attended by Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy and BCCI president N. Srinivasan, in the presence of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale, treasurer Ajay Shirke, IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla and lasted for around 90 minutes.

Roy earlier said that he was open to talks only on the future of Pune Warriors in the IPL and not renewing the sponsorship deal with the Indian team.

Sahara had severed ties with BCCI saying the board had denied them “natural justice” on a number of occasions including its refusal to use Yuvraj Singh’s salary for buying more players in the IPL auction earlier in the month.

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