Mumbai, Apr 16 IBNS | 8 months ago

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) interim president Sunil Gavaskar chaired the pre-Indian Premier League (IPL) season Captains and Coaches meeting on Tuesday, the cricket board said on Wednesday.

"Sunil Gavaskar, Interim President, BCCI-IPL, chaired the pre-IPL season Captains and Coaches meeting, on Tuesday, 15 April 2014. He stressed to the captains, the importance of their teams playing the game according to the MCC Spirit of Cricket - Play hard, Play fair," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.

"He also addressed their position as role models for followers of the game and other players, as they built their respective careers. He reinforced the core message that integrity was non-negotiable," he said.

During the day, he also met with former and recently retired cricketers - VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble - and sought their views on various issues.

"Sourav Ganguly was unfortunately unavailable, as he was travelling," Patel said.

The cash-rich tournament started on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)

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