BCCI Interested Only in Business: Olympic Council of Asia

BCCI have come under heavy criticism for not sending a cricket team to Incheon for the Asian Games.

updated: October 04, 2014 14:27 IST
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Olympic Association of Asia president Sheikh-al-Sabah was critical of BCCI's attitude towards Asian Games.

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Incheon: BCCI's decision to not send Indian teams for the Asian Games drew sharp criticism from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which accused the influential cricket board of treating the sport just as a business venture.

"They have not sent the team for the second time to the Games. While I respect their decision, I am sorry to say and I believe they are not interested in promotion of the game but only in making it a business, in making money out of it," said the OCA president at a media conference.

"The fact remains that they are looking at the financial situation and how to control the game. They are holding it too close to their chest like a baby but they need to realise that this baby has to grow."

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