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ICC's business interest given prominence

Sports Reporter

22 August 1998

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will release the fixture of the forthcoming Wills International Cup from the Eden Gardens in Calcutta today. The knock-out tournament involving nine Test-playing nations, which has been designed by the ICC to raise fund for the global development of the game, will be held at the Dhaka Stadium from October 24 to November 2.

Although the ICC initially had said that the fixture would be based on the seeding of the 1996 World Cup, sources close to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have confirmed that a new fixture has already been prepared where ICC's business interest has been given maximum preference.

BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury and his general secretary Syed Ashraful Haque have already reached the West Bengal capital yesterday to be present in the launching ceremony, jointly arranged by ICC and Wills, the sponsor of the tourney. They are likely to return home tomorrow.

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Date-stamped : 22 Aug1998 - 14:30