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No talk with players' sponsors: BCCI

April 12, 2007 18:22 IST
Last Updated: April 12, 2007 18:25 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday completely ruled out any talks with the sponsors or agents of the players and reiterated that it is willing to consider a representation from its players on the controversial endorsements issue.

"We are ready to talk to the players if they approach us [on the matter]. 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.

"Let the players come to us. We'll see," he added.

Stating the Board had received letters from players' sponsors on the matter, Shah totally ruled out any talk with anyone other than the players directly.

"What's the use," he asked.

Shah also said the decision taken by the Working Committee to cap the number of endorsements per player to three on April 7 stands 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 in Mumbai last week.

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