Taking exception to Sachin Tendulkar's outburst against coach Greg Chappell, the Cricket Board on Wednesday cautioned players to refrain from giving statements to the media and instead advised them to approach the BCCI to air their complaints if they have any.
"The players should not give media statements. Whatever their complaints are they should tell them to the board which will be discussed by the members and an appropriate decision will be taken," BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters in Rajkot on Wednesday.
The BCCI official was reacting to the statement given by Tendulkar to a national daily hitting out at coach Greg Chappell for his reported comments on senior players in the report he is to submit to the board during the World Cup review meeting in Mumbai on April 6.
"We don't want to react to Sachin Tendulkar's reported statement to the media but we wish to say that the appointment of the new coach of the Indian team (whether to retain Chappell or name someone else) will be taken at the Working Committee meeting on April 7.
"All decisions taken at the meeting will be based on the tour reports to be submitted on the World Cup performance of the team by the manager (Sanjay Jagdale) and coach," he said.