BCCI not to lodge complaint over Pawar issue

The Board will not lodge an official protest with CA against the conduct of players who nudged Pawar during the prize distribution ceremony.

india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 13:13 IST

The Indian Cricket Board will not lodge an official protest with Cricket Australia against the conduct of some of their players who nudged BCCI President Sharad Pawar during the prize distribution ceremony of the Champions Trophy.

The Board said Pawar did not want to make an issue out of the incident and hence it would not take up the matter with its Australian counterparts.

"It is purely a matter of etiquette and manners. In my view the Australian Board should tell the players how to behave," BCCI's Media and Co-ordination Committee Convenor Rajiv Shukla said.

"It is the magnanimity of Pawar that he does not want to give any importance to this incident. It is now up to Cricket Australia to look into the matter and take appropriate action against the players. They have to ensure that such incidents are not repeated on the field," he told PTI.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting pointed his finger at Pawar and then the rest of his mates literally nudged the BCCI President down the dais as they celebrated their maiden Champions Trophy triumph in Mumbai on Sunday.

First Published: Nov 09, 2006 12:42 IST