Some progress has been made but much more needs to be done.
The Asia Cup, which was to be held next month in Pakistan was postponed and it has now been decided that it will be staged in Pakistan in September 2007.
It looks like that he is definitely a proper person who should be included (in the team). What was appearing in the papers was that he was not cooperating and his relationship with his colleagues was not good. I myself went to his senior colleagues and there is not a single complaint against him. And whatever reports appeared in the media is unfair on any player and especially for the person who has got victories for India.
We have decided to make a joint bid for Asia.
I'm confident our players would earn and create goodwill.
I have spoken to the cricket board presidents of the other Test nations from Asia (Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and have reached an understanding.
We have discussed this matter jointly and we feel that given the massive following for the game in South Asia it is apt we bid jointly for the World Cup.
The four Test nations from Asia have reached an understanding and a written bid will be made in the next few days.
The Asia Cup has been postponed till 2007 september.
There is no problem with Karachi.
We have been invited to play two Tests and three one-day internationals in Bangladesh and the tour would take place after the World Cup.
The Asia Cup will be played in September 2007.
Yes we have decided to organize Test matches between India and Pakistan after every two years on the lines of Ashes.
There is a full-fledged selection committee which is competent enough to pick the team.
We all want to resolve issues and organize a successful Champions Trophy in India this year, but some venues have contractual obligations.
New Delhi and Bombay and have some existing corporate agreements.
When the selection committee took the decision, they conveyed it to me. It was a unanimous decision.... I don't want to interfere in the selection process.
The next executive committee meeting will be held in Sri Lanka in the second week of May. The annual general meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur in the second week of June.
We have some very good neutral venues like California, United Arab Emirates and Holland where there are a large number of expatriates of both countries and they would love to watch their cricketing heroes.
The two matches will be played on April 18 and 19 with the 75% of earnings from the first match going to the relief funds of the earthquake in Pakistan and India.
The funds from the first game will be distributed among the quake victims with 75 percent going to those affected in Pakistan.
We share Pakistan's stance on this. India also does not support a Twenty20 world tournament.
It is not easy to ignore a bid when India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh decide to come together.
If the contract does not prohibit him from going to court, he is free to do so. Otherwise he cannot.
We want to close this chapter here and we do not want to take the issue any further.