ICC News 25/01/03
The Indian team will play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 under the terms of an agreement endorsed by the International Cricket Council Executive Board during its telephone hook-up today.
The Board decision effectively calls a truce between the ICC and the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow the players to play by putting in place a series of steps following the tournament to resolve the commercial issues. The decision of the ICC Board will see:
On this basis, the ICC Board today confirmed the decision of the ICC’s World Cup Contracts Committee to permit the Indian team to take the field in South Africa.
ICC President, Malcolm Gray, said that the agreement will see both sides put aside the commercial dispute until after the tournament to allow the best players to represent India.
“This agreement will see the ICC and the BCCI put the current commercial dispute aside for the period of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003,” said Mr Gray.
“It clears the way for the best team to represent India and ensures that the ICC is able to protect the commercial interests of the game around the world through the agreed process to deal with these issues.”
The alterations to the Player Terms in the case of India will see the exclusion period for tournament sponsors limited to just the period of the event and limitations placed on the use of players in promotional campaigns.