Team India skips ICC awards function
Indian cricketers were conspicuous by their absence at the ICC Annual Awards in London. The team manager claimed that the invitation came far too late even though a few of the side's players were there in the list of nominees.cricket Updated: Sep 13, 2011 15:26 IST
Indian cricketers were conspicuous by their absence at the ICC Annual Awards in London with the team manager claiming that the invitation came far too late even though a few of the side's players were there in the list of nominees.
The most prestigious annual cricketing function of the year was given a complete miss by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men who were staying at a negligible distance from the venue of the function held on Monday night. Video
Indian team manager Shivlal Yadav expressed his helplessness, stating he was informed only at 12 noon by an ICC communication officer by which time "the players were already away, some shopping, some sight-seeing as this was their final day of stay in London".
The clarification from the ICC was that a mail to this effect had already been sent to the BCCI, much in advance on August 26.
"The Indian team management had been invited to attend tonight and they were invited some weeks ago. Those who were nominated for awards have known it since 26th of August, in Canterbury, when the short-listed names for the awards were announced," said ICC communication officer Colin Gibson.