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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has strictly warned their employees not to give interviews without their permission. Further, the board has also mentioned that the disciplinary action would be taken against those who will not follow the order.
Currently, the Indian board is planning to reschedule the IPL and also arrange bilateral series later this year. The board doesn’t want any critical information to leak out to media. So, BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s office emailed order to nearly one hundred staff working at the Mumbai office and the Bengaluru office at the National Cricket Academy.
“It has been brought to our notice that some of the BCCI employees are going out in the media and giving interviews. This is against employees’ contract and poses risk of leaking out critical information of the organisation,” Shah wrote.
The email reads that if any current BCCI employee breaches the contract, strict actions will be taken against them. They might have to go under pay cuts or terminated.
“It is expected that all of you, whether intentionally or unintentionally, who are leaking any critical information to the media or giving interview without permission from the office-bearers will address this situation immediately. If in future any current employee of BCCI, without prior permission, gives any kind of information to the media via any communication channel, they will have to face disciplinary action, up to and including suspension without pay and termination of employment,” the letter concludes.
BCCI’s decision to schedule the IPL is also hampered because ICC has not taken any final call on the fate of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled in October. As per reports, if the IPL gets suspended, BCCI will have to bear a loss of INR 4000 crore.