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BCCI gags players from talking to media

Shah said that Harbhajan has denied having made uncharitable remarks against Australian cricketers Mathew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist.

cricket Updated: Mar 10, 2008 19:41 IST

After receiving a letter from Cricket Australia regarding off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's reported comments against some Aussie players, the Cricket Board today warned the Indian players against giving statements in the media.

Players should not give media statements. Now that the Australia tour has ended, they should concentrate on the upcoming South Africa series, BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters here today, adding that the Board will take action against those players who go against this gag order.

"BCCI has received a letter from Cricket Australia (CA) to stop Indian players from passing remarks in the media against the Aussie cricketers," Shah said.

Shah said that Harbhajan has denied having made uncharitable remarks against Australian cricketers Mathew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist.

"Players of both sides should strictly follow ICC's Code of Conduct, which does not allow them to make abusive comments against each other", the BCCI official said.

The players would be picked for the first Test on March 17 at Bangalore and would assemble at Chennai on March 22, he said.