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BCCI surprised over ICC's interference

BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah says it is strange that the ICC is interfering when the matter is between the Indian and Australian boards.

cricket Updated: Mar 10, 2008 21:28 IST

The Indian Cricket Board on Monday expressed surprise over the ICC's investigation about Harbhajan Singh's reported comments against two Australian players.

BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said it was strange that the ICC was interfering when the matter was between the Indian and Australian boards.

"I'm surprised that with correspondence between two boards, how has the ICC interfered in this? How is the ICC involved without knowing anything? There is nothing to investigate and we maintain that we totally support ICC on zero tolerance of abusive language or any sledging on the ground," Shah was quoted as saying by 'The Australian.'

Shah ruled out any investigation, saying Harbhajan had denied the charges.

"The whole thing has been settled and I don't want to get into it any more. Harbhajan Singh has totally denied what he has said," Shah said.

On his return to India, Harbhajan was quoted in the media as terming Hayden "a liar" and wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist "no saint."