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NZ media slams Indian board on ICL recruits

The BCCI’s insistence on giving a cold shoulder to any player associated with the Indian Cricket League has infuriated the media...

The BCCI’s insistence on giving a cold shoulder to any player associated with the Indian Cricket League has infuriated the media here which has described former board secretary Niranjan Shah as a “travelling goon” for his comments against ICL’s Kiwi recruits.

The leading local daily New Zealand Herald’s write-up by Dylan Cleaver said,“It’s one thing to pull two players out of a festival match in case they’re contaminated by ex-ICL bacterium Hamish Marshall. It’s two things to have New Zealand Cricket general manager of cricket Geoff Allott ring ICL virus Daryl Tuffey to ask him to withdraw from a State Championship match.

“But it’s a truly absurd thing to flex their muscles in the commentary box for fear that Ravi Shastri (IPL) and Craig McMillan (ICL) might accidentally exchange bodily fluids that could eventually infect all the right-thinking people of the cricketing world,” the newspaper wrote.