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Gavaskar finds it too tough to choose

Sunil Gavaskar has found it difficult to decide between which of his two roles, that as a media columnist and also as chairman of the ICC's cricket committee, he should remain in.

"I love writing and I love being on television," Gavaskar told the Mumbai Mirror. "But I also appreciate the opportunity to be on the ICC committee, to sit along with players who have distinguished themselves, and also the umpires who are in the technical committee.

"Being in the ICC committee, I get a perspective from just about every stake holder and that is also something very enjoyable and fulfilling."

The executive board of the ICC had asked him to relinquish one of his roles to avoid a potential conflict of interests. He has until after the next ICC cricket committee on May 5-6 to make his decision. The ICC board will review the issue at its next meeting, during the ICC Annual Conference week, between June 29 and July 4.

Regarding this, Gavaskar said, "I just want to say one thing: The BCCI has been in touch with me and they have informed me that there has been no such decision taken at the ICC meeting last week. "As far as I am concerned, that is that."

Concerns were first raised regarding his dual duties after he criticised match referee Mike Procter in his newspaper column for banning Harbhajan Singh for alleged racial abuse against Andrew Symonds during the Sydney Test in January.