The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a welcome move, has decided to take back the complaint it had filed with the ICC against Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb over the DRS controversy during the second Test at Bengaluru.
The BCCI issues a statement at 11:28 pm on Thursday informing of the same. The CEO of BCCI Rahul Johri had a meeting with the CEO of Cricket Australia (CA) James Sutherland at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai yesterday, following with the action was taken, that the focus should now shift to the Ranchi Test.
Sutherland was quoted as saying in media reports, "A series between India and Australia is bound to generate considerable excitement for fans in both the countries. On the field the two teams are fierce competitors who represent their countries with pride. As we have seen this week in Bangalore, with so much at stake, tensions can bubble over.
"We are half way through what has already been a riveting series — and there is still much to look forward to. In discussing the relevant issues in depth, we have agreed that it is in the best interests of the game to put these differences aside and clear the way for the focus to be on the cricket."
Johri added that, "India has always cherished a contest with Australia and over the years, the performances of both, the teams and the players, are testimony to the level of competitiveness that exists between these two teams."
--By A Cricket Correspondent