ICC media and communications manager James Fitzgerald today clarified that there is no controversy regarding New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris's twitter post revealing that two of their physiotherapist Dayle Shackel and trainer Bryan Stronach left for home to take care of their affected families back in earthquake-hit Christcurch.
In fact, the host association VCA today provided the team with local physio Sanil Koyili who joined the team practice. "Does anyone know of a physio here in India?
Unfortunately bcci won't let us borrow their kiwi born academy physio whilst ours heads Back to chch to take care of their demolished house? Would only be for a week or so till he comes back," Styris posted on his twitter account yesterday.
In fact the Board of Control for Cricket in India were requested by New Zealand Cricket to release NCA trainer Paul Close but the Indian board cited reasons that Close cannot be released due to prior obligations.
When Fitzgerald was asked about Styris' twitter posts, he said, "The ICC's instruction to the players is that they are not supposed to put any comments on social networking site during matches.
In any case the players are not allowed to carry any cell phone in the dressing room during matches. So there is no controversy regarding the twitter posts of Styris."