'Indian players are given awareness sessions':BCCI

Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 17:04 [IST]
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'Indian players are educated': BCCI

The BCCI confirmed what Irfan Pathan admitted that the player was approached by "stranger" suspected to be a bookie a few years back and said that he had done the right thing by informing the incident to the team manager.

Irfan Pathan had earlier revealed that he was approached by a stranger who had offered him expensive gifts but he had reported the incident to his team manager. Pathan however, did not disclose when exactly the incident happened and which team he was playing against at that time.

BCCI Finance and Media Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said Pathan had done the right thing by informing the matter to the team management.

"That's the normal procedure. What he (Pathan) had done was a normal procedure," Shukla said when asked about this.

"If any stranger approaches any player they should be very careful. I think Irfan has done the right thing (by reporting to the team management," he added.

Shukla said that Indian players have been given awareness sessions by the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit on how to go about it if they are approached by strangers.

"We keep on organising sessions by ICC Anti-Corruption Unit for the benefit of players. There they are taught that they should be away from such things ... if any stranger approaches them to offer some consideration ... they should maintain a distance from that person and report it (to the team management)," said Shukla.

Pathan's disclosure came amid the spot-fixing controversy which has led to the suspension of the Pakistani trio of Test skipper Salman Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer.


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