Both the Indian cricket board (BCCI) and the Sahara Group stood firm on their beliefs and neither offered any resolution to the ongoing spat between the two giants.

After over three hours of deliberation at its working committee meeting, the BCCI said it has communicated its decisions with regards to Sahara’s demands to the company and was hoping for a “favourable response”.

After over three hours of deliberation at its working committee meeting, the BCCI said it has communicated its decisions with regards to Sahara’s demands to the company and was hoping for a “favourable response”.

The BCCI also made it clear that while it could show some flexibility but it should not be expected to make exceptions for the corporate giant, which owns the costliest IPL team (Pune Warriors bought at Rs 1,700 crore).

“Issues that had to be decided were placed before the committee and we have conveyed the response from the working committee to Sahara and we hope the response would be favourable,” BCCI President N Srinivasan told reporters after the meeting.

The BCCI’s stand, which is being interpreted as tough, will mean that the week-long stalemate will persist for some more time till Sahara decides its future course of action.

Sahara, sponsor of the Indian team for over 11 years, decided to part ways with the BCCI on February 4, complaining that the Board did not give due consideration to its genuine grievances with regards to players and number of matches in the IPL.