Mumbai: Vinod Kambli had strongly refuted the charge of making any statements against batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.
There were reports that Kambli had accused his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar for not helping him enough.
Speaking to media , Kambli said, "I have never said anything against Tendulkar. He is my friend for 26 years, people should know that I will never say such a thing against my friend.
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"We share a very good family relationship and I and a lot of my friends are shattered by this. I condemn it as I don't do anything for publicity."
The 37-year-old former batsman apologised to Tendulkar for the inconvenience cause to him and his family by the report.
Meanwhile, the BCCI had earlier dismissed as "baseless" Kambli's charge that he was a victim of racial discrimination on selection matters.
"It is completely a baseless and uncalled for charge. BCCI does not believe in getting into all this. In fact, BCCI is one body which is fighting against racism at the international level," BCCI's Finance and Media Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said.