Ganguly, Pathan warned for breaching ICC clause

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

The International Cricket Council has warned Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and left-arm paceman Irfan Pathan for breaching its ambush marketing clause.

Chennai :

The International Cricket Council has warned Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and left-arm paceman Irfan Pathan for breaching its ambush marketing clause during the ongoing Champions Trophy. Confirming the development, the Indian Cricket Board said that ICC had indeed written to it about the breach and it was taking the necessary steps to ensure the contract issue does not return to haunt the team. "We received a letter from the ICC on this issue. Two days ago, we asked the players through the team management about it as we needed to cross-check ICC's claims that Sourav Ganguly and Irfan Pathan had breached the ambush marketing clause," said BCCI Secretary S K Nair. Ganguly and Pathan feature in a marketing campaign by Tata Indicom which happens to be in direct competition with another cellular service provider and ICC partner for Champions Trophy, Hutch. According to the ambush marketing clause of the Player's Contract, players are not allowed to endorse a product which is in direct conflict with the official sponsor for a period of 45 days before, during and after an ICC tournament. Nair said that such aberrations had taken place in the past during the World Cup in South Africa and the BCCI was concerned over this new complaint. (PTI)

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