In a shocking development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to send men`s and women`s cricket teams to this year`s Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Guangzhou, China later this year.
BCCI said that India would skip the prestigious event due to its prior international commitments during that period.
Indian men`s team will have a busy time in November as they host New Zealand for three Tests and five ODIs.
It is important to note here that the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) had decided to include cricket in this year’s edition of the Asian Games for the first time. More ironic is the fact that India and Pakistan were the chief initiators behind the inclusion of the game into the Asian Games.
The popular Twenty20 format was selected for the November 12-27 Games, with gold medals being available for both men and women.
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