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I am a trouble-shooter in BCCI: Pawar

cricket Updated: Feb 22, 2008 22:23 IST
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Seeking to cap speculations over his absence in the much-hyped Indian Premier League bidding, BCCI President Sharad Pawar on Friday said he avoided poking his nose into each and everything.

Replying to a specific query at a press conference here, Pawar said, "I have appointed proper experts to handle the affairs of the BCCI. The experts in the field of cricket are more equipped to handle such matters."

"I have set guidelines for them. I have confidence that they can deliver. And in case of any problem, I am always there as trouble-shooter," the BCCI chief said.

Pointing to IPL chairman Lalit Modi and other cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar who are in the IPL panel, Pawar said, "I had no work in the IPL bidding. There are also eminent businessman in the IPL panel to assist the cricketing experts in the exercise.

Significantly, Pawar had skipped the IPL bidding on February 20, and was here to campaign for the party.

Rubbishing allegations that he kept politics above cricket, Pawar said "My working style is different. I believe in decentralisation. I head many organisations, but the actual executers are the experts in the particular field that I have appointed in the bodies".

He said after returning to Mumbai this evening, he will be briefed by the IPL functionaries about the developments.