BCCI will discuss Leipus~~s suggestions: Nair

Published: Friday, November 5, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today confirmed receiving a letter of suggestion from Andrew Leipus and said it would discuss the matter with the team's physio in Kolkata on the sidelines of the BCCI's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week.

Board secretary S K Nair told PTI from Thiruvananthapuram that Leipus had made certain suggestions in his letter a fortnight ago but refused to divulge its details.

"All I want to say is the letter was delivered to the Board a fortnight ago. It was in reply to the contract, which we had forwarded to him thereby extending his services till and up to the end of 2007 World Cup.

"He has put in some suggestions in his letter which will be discussed before the November 13 Platinum Jubilee tie in Kolkata," Nair said.

Nair refused to confirm or deny reports that Leipus intended to quit at the end of the two-Test series against South Africa in the first week of December.

"I cannot divulge the details of the letter. It is not fair on Leipus," the BCCI secretary said despite being told that quite a few newspapers and cricket websites had carried reports that the physio had decided to quit.

Reports have also said that John Gosper, an Adelaide-based physio who is now attached to the Bangladesh team, has been recommended by Leipus to take over from him.

Incidentally, other Board sources, when contacted yesterday, had denied that Leipus wanted to quit and said the reports were quoting an old letter which has now bean leaked to the media.

Even Board president Ranbir Singh Mahendra had said that his office did not receive any letter from Leipus.

"Maybe it is still in transit," was his reply when asked to clarify on the matter yesterday.

The current development seems to be one more instance of confusion within the BCCI with no top official willing to deal with enquiries from the media persons.

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