No question of talks with players sponsors or agents: BCCI

Published: Friday, April 13, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The BCCI on Thursday said there was no question of talks on the controversial endorsements issue with sponsors or agents of the players and reiterated that it was willing to consider a representation from the players.

''We are ready to talk to the players if they approach us.

Players can certainly send to the Board their representation on the matter. But we can't talk to advertising agents or others. We can talk only with the players,'' BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters here.

''Let the players come to us. We'll see,'' he said, when asked on what would be their (BCCI's) stance if players make any representation in this regard.

Stating the Board had received letters from players' sponsors on the matter, Shah totally ruled out talks with anyone other than the players directly. ''What's the use,'' he asked.

Shah said the decision taken by the Working Committee to cap the number of endorsements per player to three on April 7 stood unchanged.

''It's the Working Committee's decision to limit them to three per player. I cannot change it,'' he said.

The Board's all-powerful committee took the decision to set a limit to the number of endorsements per player at its review committee meeting here last week.


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