Mumbai, Apr 16 IBNS | 7 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 & 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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