Ajay Shirke lands in controversy

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Ajay Shirke, has landed himself in a big controversy after reports are coming in that he tried to cancel India's limited-overs series against England, starting from January 15.

According to ESPNcricinfo, in an email sent to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, Giles Clarke did inquire about the possibility of canceling the ODI series.

"I have received calls from Mr Shirke who I understand is no longer the Honorary Secretary of BCCI," Clarke wrote.

"Can you please confirm to me that the England team will continue to be looked after by the BCCI in the usual fashion, with proper security, player daily allowance payments, hotel bills covered and the like, with transport organised at all times."

"Obviously it is entirely a matter for BCCI where matches are played, but please advise soonest that the schedule will be adhered to, or any changes," the mail read.

"The BCCI has announced the teams for the warm-up matches, the ODIs and the T20 matches, the ticket sales for which have kicked off with the first game sold out, as of last week," Johri wrote.

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