Indian cricket head visits Israeli counterpart

Sharad Pawar, president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India, met with the chairman of the Israel Cricket Association, Stanley Perlman, last week. "I was very honored to meet with the president of the BCCI and hope that our meeting will result in relations between the BCCI and the ICA being raised to a new level to match the close ties between Israel and India on the diplomatic front," said Perlman following their meeting. Pawar, who is also India's minister of agriculture, was in Israel to participate in the annual Agritech exhibition held in Tel Aviv. The BCCI is one of most powerful cricket bodies in the world.