December 14th, 2011
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‘I have lost faith in BCCI': Gavaskar

gavaskarNew Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is extremely upset with BCCI as they have refused to pay him his IPL related media fees that amounts to $1million (Rs 5 crore) fee per season for media activities involving the Indian Premier League (IPL). BCCI decided to go back on their contract at a working committee meeting held at Delhi on Monday.

“I am baffled after reading reports that BCCI has refused to pay me my dues and my faith in BCCI has been shaken. Sharad Pawar and Arun Jaitely both promised me on phone that my dues will be cleared. In fact, Sharad Pawar and Lalit Modi had promised me a Rs4 crore IPL contract in 2007,” said an disconcerted Gavaskar.

Speaking on the Kumble’s resignation as NCA’s chairman he said BCCI should have handled the Kumble issue in a better manner. “When someone of his (Anil’s) credibility speaks about a programme then one should always discuss it properly. You may not agree with him 100 per cent but one should look at what he says. He has played the game at the highest level and has also suffered from injuries. So if he had a plan, it must have been for the benefit of players. The board could have told him that look this is expensive but we can try and make certain adjustments,” he said. Kumble offered his resignation, apparently, after serious differences with top board officials regarding the functioning of NCA.

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