"The board is not happy with the (casual) attitude of some players. We are seriously thinking on how to set this right," said board secretary S K Nair from Thiruvananthapuram, when contacted by PTI on the issue.
According to the board's instructions to the players, they were scheduled to check into the five-star hotel near the Mumbai airport's international terminal before mid-day, but some players arrived much later than that.
The waiting media contingent at the hotel witnessed the entry of at least two players, Mohd Kaif and Harbhajan Singh at around 8 pm and then that of Ganguly at 9.40 pm before he addressed the media at an officially arranged pre-departure conference at 10 pm.
The media conference was originally scheduled by the BCCI at 6 pm, but was postponed by three hours to enable both Chappell and Ganguly to address it jointly. Finally, the two men addressed the media separately with Chappell visibly upset at the developments.