New Delhi: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming want their respective sides to focus on playing good cricket and not get distracted by the spotfixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League ahead of the first qualifier here on Tuesday. (Also read: Rajasthan Royals terminate contracts of tainted players)
"We don't want to think too much about it. Everybody here is a professional cricketer and we have got more important job at hand than to think about it. So we don't want to get distracted," said Rohit at the pre-match press conference.
"We are here on a mission, we certainly don't want to get distracted by what has been happening. As I said, we have big task at hand to win the trophy. We are concentrating on what we need to do, the planning and strategies," he added. IPL steps up security for four teams, deploys ACSU officers