BCCI gathering details of Yuvraj, Raina's beach party

Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma had attended a beach party on the eve of the Asia Cup final, in which the three performed poorly.

updated: July 13, 2008 07:54 IST
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The BCCI is obtaining details about the beach party attended by Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma on the night before the Asia Cup final, which they eventually lost to Sri Lanka.

According to a report in the daily Jang, the BCCI is inquiring the matter as the trio apparently spent the night at Karachi's famous French beach with a couple of their local friends who had thrown a party for them.

The report, quoting sources, said Yuvraj, Rohit and Raina had gone to the beach with their friends immediately after attending the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) awards ceremony at the Mohatta Palace the night before the final.

"Their friends had arranged a big party for them at the beach which is a hot-spot for those belonging to the upper crest of society. And the three players returned to their hotel early morning from the beach," the report said.

"After a few hours the Indian team went into battle against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final," it added.

Incidentally, all three failed to score runs in the final. Yuvraj was bowled for a second ball duck by Ajantha Mendis, while Raina (16) and Rohit (3) too fell to the Sri Lankan spinner who took six for 13 to guide Sri Lanka to a thumping 100-run win.

The report went onto say the three players had a blast in the party and as a result, they couldn't get proper rest for the final.

"The signs of tiredness among these players was obvious when they entered the field," the daily said.

It also noted that the absence of the three players from their hotel for the night was surprising given the security blanket thrown for the Asia Cup by the local authorities.