BCCI satisfied with Sachin, Yuvraj replies

Published: Monday, April 16, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Adopting a safer option by not revealing the contents of the replies by batting stars Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh, the BCCI today expressed satisfaction with their explanations on the criticism of coach Greg Chappell.

''BCCI is satisfied with their replies,'' said Board secretary Niranjan Shah.

Talking to UNI, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said, ''This matter is treated as closed now.'' Asked what were the contents of Sachin and Yuvraj's replies Mr Shukla said,''I am not divulging the contents.'' Mr Shukla also clarified about the confusion over Tendulkar's reply not being received by BCCI President Sharad Pawar.

''Tendulkar had sent the reply at 11 am yesterday but the office was closed. But Mr Pawar received his (Sachin's) reply and was satisfied with it,'' Mr Shukla added.

Mr Shah had said yesterday ''I don't know anything. I have not got any reply from Tendulkar. I will talk to the BCCI office people and issue a media statement tomorrow at 12 noon.'' Tendulkar was pulled up by the BCCI, which issued a show cause notice to the ace batsman for his statement to the media criticising former coach Greg Chappell.

The BCCI's Working Committee, that met here on April 7, decided that Tendulkar and his India teammate Yuvraj Singh had breached the Board's Code of Conduct.

Yuvraj told reporters in Mumbai yesterday that he had sent his reply to the BCCI two days ago, but refused to disclose its contents.

''Yes, I have replied to the BCCI two days ago, but I don't want to say anything more. I can't reveal the contents of my reply too,'' the middle order batsman told reporters.

Yuvraj is in Mumbai to play for Punjab in the all-India inter-state Twenty20 tournament and practised at the Bandra Kurla Complex ground of the Mumbai Cricket Association.

The notices to both players with a seven-day deadline were sent on April nine.


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