Bhajji reprimanded for his outburst on Chappell

Published: Saturday, October 1, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Harbhajan Singh has been reprimanded for his outburst in the media against coach Greg Chappell, the Cricket Board (BCCI) today said.

"The Board has written to all the contracted players about the recommendations of the Review Committee. And Harbhajan Singh was reprimanded for speaking to the mediaabout Chappell," BCCI Secretary S K Nair told reporters here.

Harbhajan had said that "fear and insecurity" had gripped some of the players in the Indian team as Chappell's methods were too strict.

The off-spinner also said Chappell was causing rift in the team.

Harbhajan also was summoned and reprimanded by his state body, the Punjab Cricket Association, for his actions.

The Review Committee of the BCCI met in Mumbai on Tuesday to discuss the Chappell-Ganguly spat on the tour of Zimbabwe.

Nair also said a "small group" of office bearers would soon be appointed to deal with the issue of Players' Contracts which expired yesterday.

The Contracts would in normal circumstances have to be approved by the BCCI Working Committee but that meeting would not happen until after the Board's AGM reconvenes.

The BCCI elections were postponed as the Annual General Body Meeting in Kolkata on Sep 22-23 was adjourned. The date for reconvening the AGM was not decided but the members resolved to meet before November 30.

The situation is the same in the case of telecast rights wherein the Board had resolved before the adjournment of the AGM that the Marketing Committee, normally not a decision making body, would have special powers to decide on the issue.

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