Top BCCI officials kept aloof regarding India-Afghanistan Test match date

The historic India vs Afghanistan Test match will be played between 14th to 18th June.

There is a hint of difference of opinion amidst BCCI officials. (Getty)

According to reports June 14 to 18 will be a historic moment for Afghanistan Cricket as they make their debut Test against India in Bengaluru. 

Bengaluru has emerged as the leading venue for the historic match, which could take place in June. The BCCI had last month announced that it would host Afghanistan's maiden Test. Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland in June last year.

However, according to latest fresh reports, it's been said that opinion differences between top BCCI officials led them to them being uninformed regarding the dates of the historic Test match. 

"Yes, neither secretary nor treasurer was kept in the loop about the decision as one needs to call a sub committee meeting as per protocol. The decision to play Afghanistan was taken at general body forum (SGM in December) and now the members were bypassed when date and venue is announced," a senior office-bearer told PTI on Tuesday. While Shukla was unavailable for comment, it can be confirmed that even he was not in the know of things.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was unavailable for comment but an official close to secretary Choudhary said that as of now there is no requirement of taking any permission from the tours and fixtures committee.

The Supreme Court, earlier said that when it gave its views on ICC matters, meant that it was pertaining to world governing council meetings and not international fixtures. 

With PTI inputs

By Anshuman Roy - 17 Jan, 2018

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