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BCCI involves seniors in development programme

Pawar said that a committee, which would be accountable for every aspect of the game, had been set up.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 15:56 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is working out a road map for making the game more professional and has asked senior players to step in with inputs.

Pawar had had a meeting with senior players late Saturday night regarding this issue and said that another round of discussions would take place soon.

"Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag and Kumble were among the players who were part of the discussions on Saturday and gave their opinions on various issues," he said after inaugurating the new plush office of the Gujarat Cricket Association.

"We talked about improving the playing conditions, facilities for players and the selection methods. We will meet the players again when they are a bit free in a week and then a road map would be prepared," the BCCI chief said.

Pawar also said that a committee, which would be accountable for every aspect of the game, had been set up and former cricket captains would be a part of it.

It was speculated that Pawar's meeting with the senior cricketers related to the controversy arising out of the interview coach Greg Chappell gave to a British daily.

The controversy did come up for discussion, but with the man in the midst of it himself.

"I did get a letter from Sourav where in he expressed his anger over the coach's comments to a newspaper. It was my responsibility to look into the matter and I not only wrote a letter to Chappell but also called him and expressed the Board's unhappiness over such statements," Pawar said.

"Chappell heard me out and said that this would not be repeated. The chapter is closed," he said.

First Published: Mar 05, 2006 15:37 IST