• BCCI Vice-president Rajeev Shukla refuses to divulge contents
  • Board to treat the matter as closed

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Sunday said it was satisfied with the explanation of Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh, but issued a warning to all the players against speaking to the media directly in the future.

    The Board said it had gone through the letters of the two players in reply to the show-cause notices issued to them on their remarks on Greg Chappell and would consider the matter as closed.

    "We have received the replies of Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh. The replies are satisfactory and the chapter is closed now," BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters in Rajkot.

    "If in future any player speaks to the media, he will be given notice by the Board. Every player should remember that the game is more important than individuals," he said.

    BCCI Vice-president Rajeev Shukla said PTI that the Board would treat the matter as closed.

    "We have gone through their letters and we are satisfied with the explanation,'' he said.

    Asked whether the two players had apologised, Shukla said that he would not divulge the contents of the letters.

    Security concerns

    Regarding the security concerns for the Indian team for the forthcoming Bangladesh tour, Shah said, "BCCI has discussed about the security of the players in Bangladesh and we have been assured of that.

    "But if required we will ask the Indian Government and send a security team to Bangladesh. And if need be commandos also will be sent," he said.

    Shah further said the selectors have been asked to watch the all-India inter-State Twenty20 tournament being played in Mumbai and Ahmedabad from Sunday and the members of the selection committee are present at both the venues. PTI

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