Sahara adopts wait and watch policy in BCCI battle

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) making last-ditch attempts to retain Sahara as the sponsor of Team India and Pune Warriors as an outfit in the Indian Premier League, Sahara India Parivar are still weighing options.

N Srinivasan

"Before we withdrew, we spoke to the BCCI bosses, but they didn't pay heed to what we said. Now after the pull-out, they are showing interest in retaining us. Let's wait till tomorrow and see what transpires," a Sahara official told MiD DAY yesterday.

According to the official, all decisions will be made by Sahara chief Subroto Roy, but only after taking stock of things tomorrow. "We discussed the matter and now we will adopt a wait and watch policy as BCCI is suppose to revert," the official added.

On the other hand, BCCI president N  Srinivasan is believed to have spoken to Sahara chief Roy yesterday. "A series of phone calls and discussions took place, but nothing has been decided as yet," a board official said.

BCCI, who were already perturbed by India's dismal show Down Under, got themselves into bigger trouble on Saturday when the Sahara Group decided to dissociate itself from all BCCI ventures. "Yes, all came at the same time. It's not a good time for us, but we hope everything will be set right in a couple of days as talks are on," said the official.

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