CWG organizers want BCCI to bail them out with Rs 100 crore

Zeecric Bureau

Mumbai: The Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee, which is having a tough time managing funds for the Delhi CWG 2010, which is less than three months away, has asked the cash-rich Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to bail them out with Rs 100 crore.

It was learnt that the chairman of the CWG organizing committee Suresh Kalmadi has met former BCCI president and current ICC president Sharad Pawar yesterday and formally asked for the monetary assistance.

It was also reported that Sharad Pawar has talked to the BCCI top officials regarding this.

Kalmadi also urged the BCCI not to organize the India-Australia series, scheduled to be held during the Games in India, as it would affect the TV ratings for the event. Though, it was reported, the BCCI has not promised anything in this regard as of now.

The BCCI, however, also did not come out with anything concrete in term of assisting CWG. "We have got nothing in writing from the OC. And the BCCI can`t promise such a hefty fund till its cleared by the working committee," a top BCCI official told a leading Indian daily on Wednesday.