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Sachin likely to reply to BCCI's show cause notice shortly

cricket Updated: Apr 14, 2007 20:28 IST

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Sachin Tendulkar is likely to send a reply to the cricket board expressing regret for his comments on former coach Greg Chappell.


Tendulkar will be replying to the BCCI show cause notice shortly, sources close to the Mumbai batsman said on Saturday.



However, media reports have said that Tendulkar has apologised to the BCCI for his outburst against Chappell in a national daily. Reports said Tendulkar had sent in his reply after talking to Board President Sharad Pawar.



Yuvraj Singh, who had supported Tendulkar's comments, was also issued a notice seeking an explanation. Reportedly Yuvraj has also apologised after consulting selection panel chief Dilip Vengsarkar.



However, BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah has said the Board was yet to receive any reply from the two players.



"We have not received a reply till yesterday from Sachin and Yuvraj, we can not keep tracking the players 24 hours a day," BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said from Rajkot.



Tendulkar had criticised the coach for questioning his attitude in an interview after Team India's return to the country following their disastrous World Cup campaign.



Yuvraj had backed Tendulkar's views leading to a furore, which ended only after Chappell refused to extend his contract with the Indian team.



The two players were then issued show cause notices by the BCCI seeking an explanation for their outburst.