New Delhi, 19 July
The BCCI’s attempt to gag contracted Indian cricketers from speaking to the media after tours has drawn flak from former players who have questioned the logic behind such a move.
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara have been cautioned for giving interviews recently in violation of their contracts.
Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad said there was no need for having such a clause at all.
"I think this rule of not allowing the players to give one-on-one interviews should be done away with," Azad said.Former cricketer Chandu Borde did not see any logic behind the BCCI’s clause.
"I don’t know what exactly has happened and the reason behind such a gag order. I presume the Board is taking some measures in such bad times for cricket,” Borde said.