"Sudhir Naik has given details of what happened at the Wankhede Stadium (on that day) to the MCA Managing Committee which has entrusted vice-president Dilip Vengsarkar with the task of finding a solution to the issue," said Ashish Shelar, another MCA vice-president, after its meeting today.
     
"He will talk to both the parties and submit his report at the next meeting of the committee scheduled on November 5 after which the future course of action would be decided," he added.
     
The meeting was chaired by MCA President Sharad Pawar.
        
Naik, also a former Test cricketer, had alleged in a letter written to the MCA that Shastri abused him after South Africa piled on a record-high score of 438 on a perfect batting track in the series deciding ODI game.
     
India, chasing the mammoth score, collapsed for 224 and lost the match by 214 runs and the series 2-3.
     
Naik had claimed that BCCI usually sends a message to the international match hosting centres 10 to 12 days in advance about their requirement but this time MCA did not get any message and prepared a batting track.
     
Meanwhile, other MCA managing committee members sounded confident that the matter would be resolved amicably as both Shastri and Naik were from Mumbai.

 

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