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Gagged, this time in Dhaka

Dhaka: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already banned players from interacting with the media outside press conferences. On Thursday, the media was prevented from asking questions on the Supreme Court’s observations in the IPL scandal.

“No questions about what is happening back home… Questions should be limited only to the team and the World T20,” the team’s media manager Dr R.N. Baba announced just before the start of Rohit Sharma’s press conference.

A journalist from the Indian media contingent promptly retorted saying that he need not state the obvious, as the scribes were aware that Rohit was not in a position to answer such questions.

“It’s only that he’s trying to remind everyone about it,” ICC media and communications manager Sami-ul Hasan tried to calm nerves.

This, however, didn’t prevent two foreign journalists from asking Rohit if the team was disturbed by the happenings.

Queried whether players have spoken about it among themselves, Rohit said: “No, not at all... As I said, before, the focus is on the World T20… We have a big job to do tomorrow and we are focused on that.”