Rohit, Pujara cautioned for 'interviews', former players criticise BCCI's gag attempts

As per the BCCI contract, no Indian player is allowed to speak to the media one month before and after a particular tour. Altogether 39 Indian players are contracted across three grades with Grade A players getting Rs one crore annually while Grade B and Grade C get Rs 50 lakh and Rs 25 lakh respectively.

updated: July 19, 2013 18:03 IST
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New Delhi: 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.

Two top Indian players -- Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara -- have been cautioned by the BCCI for giving interviews recently in violation of their contractual terms which all the players doing national duty have signed.

Rohit had given interviews shortly after returning from the tri-series in the West Indies where he did very well as an opener.

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