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Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2002, 2:31 [IST]
 
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Hyderabad: Cricket icon Kapil Dev on Monday categorically stated that he can guide but cannot promote cricket as it is the job of the Cricket Board and institutions.[an error occurred while processing this directive]I have no immediate plans to be a cricket administrator, the former all-rounder said.Kapil, in his impeccable style, answered a volley of questions by the media on the occasion of the launch of "Kinetic Boss" motorcycle for which he is the brand ambassador.Asked for the reason for shortage of pace bowlers in India, Kapil shot back, Why is Pakistan not able to produce good batsmen?I feel bad about the West Indies team's debacle in the recent Tests at Mumbai and Chennai, Kapil said.To a question about match-fixing allegations levelled against him, Kapil said, It was a very bad experience and my conscience is clear as I was never approached by anybody for match-fixing in my entire cricket career. I have played for the country and am satisfied with my performance on and off the field, he said.Asked for his opinion about Mohammad Azharuddin's involvement in match- fixing, Kapil said he had sympathy for all his teammates and particularly Azhar who was associated with him for 10 to 15 years. PTI

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