BCCI unaware of ~~More-Chappell business~~

Published: Saturday, April 1, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Vadodara:In yet another controversy involving National Selection Committee chairman Kiran More, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today said it was unaware of any ''business nexus'' between him and team India coach Greg Chappell.

In a telephonic conversation with UNI, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said the Board had not received any such complaint against More from any Board official as reported in a section of the press today.

Mr Shah, however, did not rule out the possibility of BCCI discussing the issue in its next working committee meeting scheduled to be held in Mumbai on April 9 and said, ''The matter is not there in the agenda, but the Board could take it up if the members raise the issue.''

Regarding More's ''unbecoming conduct'' on the ground of allegedly undermining the office of the chairman, BCCI secretary said since More was the chairman of the selection panel, he was bound to face criticism from different quarters.

More, who is also the secretary of Baroda Cricket Association (BCA), was however not available for comment.

A leading national daily quoting a BCCI official today claimed that several board officials were unhappy with the ''business nexus'' between Kiran More-run cricket academy in Vadodara and the Australian International Sports Academy (AISA) of Greg Chappell.

More was quoted as saying that though he had been sending boys from his academy to Australia and England for the past three years for training, the Board had never raised this issue before him.

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