Thatscricket - News - Dungarpur denies Gavaskar diatribe

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai: Raj Singh Dungarpur, the former president of the Board of Control for cricket in India, denied casting any aspersions on Sunil Gavaskar as reported in a section of the press.Raj Singh was quoted as saying that Gavaskar has played only cricket for India and has contributed nothing in administration and that whatever he was doing in cricket today was for money. The report was blown out of context in the background of a tiff between the two key cricket personalities of India, in which Gavaskar despite being on the National Cricket Academy had criticised its players being picked for a match against Zimbabwe last December. The great cricketer subsequently resigned following Raj Singh's acid riposte. Raj Singh said he was in Jaipur on Friday and during a casual talk he was replying to a query regarding what will happen now that Gavaskar has left the Academy. ''My simple answer was that Gavaskar's contribution to Indian cricket is monumental and he will always be among the top five in the history of cricket in my opinion but as an administrator he has not contributed much,'' he clarified.Raj Singh further emphasised that he himself has written articles praising Gavaskar. ''I never said or even hinted that Gavaskar was today in cricket only for money,'' he further denied. UNI

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