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BCCI warns selectors on media leaks

A day after skipper MS Dhoni's threat to resign was leaked, the BCCI has warned the selectors against passing on information regarding selection matters to the media.

cricket Updated: Nov 23, 2008 13:53 IST

The BCCI has warned the selectors against passing on information regarding selection matters to the media, a day after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's threat to resign during one of the meetings was leaked.

"The selectors have been pulled up and categorically told to ensure that selection matters and whatever transpires in the meeting is not leaked out to the media," a top BCCI source told PTI.

"The top brass of the BCCI have viewed this matter very seriously and want that such things should not happen again," the source added.

In a dramatic turn of events on Saturday, reports came out that Dhoni had threatened to resign as captain after he failed to ensure that bowler RP Singh was retained in the side playing the current ODI series against England.

Livid he was with the reports but Dhoni did little to dampen the speculation about the resignation threat when he said that "something or the other leaks out".

Dhoni apparently wanted RP Singh, who gave away 49 runs without taking a wicket in the second one-dayer after which he was dropped, but the selectors opted for Irfan Pathan.

"I don't know from where the reports came from. What happens inside while the selectors and the captains are there, if it comes comes out, it is disgusting, it's disrespecting. Things like these should not happen," Dhoni said.

"We will have debates inside and things like this should not come out. I think if they are supposed to come out, it's better we have a live television out there. Nobody should know apart from the eight guys who are sitting down," he fumed.