ICC prez Kamal storms out of MCG after `insult'

Tuesday 31st March 2015 15:11 EDT

ICC president Mustafa Kamal stormed out of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday evening even as the final between Australia and New Zealand was in progress there. Kamal had been asked to stay away from the podium at the post-final ceremony and that did not go down well with the Bangladesh cricket chief who has been at loggerheads with the International Cricket Council (ICC) ever since he gave controversial comments on the India-Bangladesh match. Sources said Kamal had an argument inside the ICC box after he learnt that he would be denied the opportunity to give away the trophy. Kamal denied this. Ever since reports emerged that ICC chairman N Srinivasan would give away the winning trophy, Kamal was angry over the injustice meted out to him. In the previous years, the ICC presidents always gave the trophy to the winners - Sharad Pawar did the honours in 2011. However, with the change in the ICC's constitution and a chairman now at the helm of affairs, Srinivasan would do the honours as the big boss. Kamal, though, was not convinced. “I'm going to raise this issue with my government back in Bangladesh, speak to our Prime Minister about this insult,” he said before leaving the MCG.

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