BCCI seeks Kirsten's explanation

Updated: 05 July 2008 15:41 IST

The BCCI will seek an explanation from Team India coach Gary Kirsten for regularly posting his views on his website garykirsten.com.

BCCI seeks Kirsten's explanation

New Delhi:

The BCCI will seek an explanation from Team India coach Gary Kirsten for regularly posting his views on his website garykirsten.com, despite the Indian board declining him the permission to do so.

"He had asked us for permission to write on his website. We haven't given him the permission and there is no way we will allow him to air his view in columns. Since he is still writing it, we will ask him to explain." BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty told the Indian Express.

In his column dated June 25, Kirsten writes on selection matters, touching on the issue of 'age' for Indian cricketers. "I believe age does play a role in the performances of most players and, equally, I don't believe that many players are suited to all three forms of the game. In fact, I don't even believe, necessarily, that those players who are suited to one-day cricket should play in every game," he wrote.

Further, he delves in to the importance of following a rotation system to give appropriate rest to overworked players.

"Mahendra Singh Dhoni is probably the most obvious example of a man needing a break. In my own experience, by the time a player is feeling tired or 'flat', it is already too late to rest him. The rest needs to happen before fatigue sets in. MS is a brilliant cricketer and the sort of man who is happy to play every game, but he knows that it is not practical.'

Apart form Kirsten, India's mental and physical conditioning coach Paddy Upton also regularly posts his views on this website and the Board might also demand an explanation from him.



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