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'Desist from airing match comments on website'

The Indian Cricket Board asks coach Gary Kirsten and his assistant Paddy Upton to stop airing post-match comments and writing columns on the former's website 'garykirsten.Com'.

cricket Updated: Jul 02, 2008 20:40 IST

India coach Gary Kirsten and his assistant Paddy Upton, who is the mental conditioning coach of the team, have been asked by the Cricket Board to stop airing post-match comments and writing columns on the former's website 'garykirsten.Com'.

"He had already taken permission about his website, so there's no issue there. But he cannot write post match comments or columns. The same holds true for Upton too. That's as per our policy," BCCI CAO Ratnakar Shetty told PTI on Wednesday.

Kirsten has given his views on audio in the website about the matches which have been played by India in the ongoing Asia Cup in Pakistan and has also written columns, the latest one dated June 25 dealing with the importance of introducing a rotation system for players.

In his last column Kirsten has written that one of his most important tasks as head coach "will be to implement a rotation policy for the national squads in order to keep our best players rested and fresh".

Stating that implementing this won't be a child's play, Kirsten has written that the players were mature enough "to accept that there is simply too much cricket for any single player to perform at his best all the time."