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Home > Cricket > The Cup > AGENCIES > Report

BCCI 'satisfied' with Sachin, Yuvraj's explanation

April 15, 2007 12:36 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sunday said it is satisfied with Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh's explanations to the show cause notices issued to them following their remarks on Greg Chappell and would consider the matter closed.

"We have received the replies of Tendulkar and Yuvraj. We have gone through their letters and we are satisfied with the explanation. We will treat the matter as closed," BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said.

Asked whether the two players had apologised, Shukla said that he would not divulge the contents of the letters.

The BCCI, at its Working Committee meeting on April 7, decided to issue show cause notices to Tendulkar and his teammate Yuvraj for breaching the Board's Code of Conduct by making comments in the media on coach Chappell.

The notices to both players with a seven-day deadline were sent on April 9.

Tendulkar had criticised Chappell for allegedly questioning his attitude in an interview after India's return following their disastrous World Cup campaign, while Yuvraj had backed Tendulkar's views.

On Saturday Tendulkar is said to have told some television journalists off-camera that he did not apologise but only explained his position.

CNN-IBN cited sources as saying that Tendulkar had, in his one page letter, explained his 'outburst' against Chappell, but there was no question of apologizing.

The sources were quoted as saying that in his letter, Tendulkar said he went public because his commitment towards the game was questioned. It was not, says the story citing unnamed sources, his intention to criticize or attack anyone.

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