Gavaskar declines to join IPL governing council

Published: Friday, October 1, 2010, 12:20 [IST]
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Gavaskar declines BCCI offer

Former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday reportedly declined an offer made by the BCCI to join the reconstituted IPL governing council.

Initially the Board had dropped Gavaskar from the council when it was first reconstituted in the board's annual general meeting on Wednesday.

According to a source, Gavaskar was approached by the BCCI officials on Thursday asking if he would be willing to be an honorary member of the council.

Gavaskar had firmly denied the offer according to media reports.

There are also reports that Gavaskar was not willing to be an honorary member of a commercial entity like the IPL.

At the AGM on Wednesday, the BCCI reduced the size of the governing council, retaining just two ex-players instead of three and also cancelling their remuneration of Rs1 crore.

Reports also suggested that Gavaskar was not happy with the remuneration and he wanted more money to continue in the job but he did firmly deny such reports saying canards have been spread against him.

He also said he had not been approached or contacted by the BCCI officials.

Ravi Shastri, another former captain and the third paid member of the dissolved governing council, has agreed to be an honorary member of the reconstituted council.


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