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Yuvraj will be asked to explain comments on row

Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) defended Yuvraj Singh following his comments on the row between Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell, saying it was up to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to "take measures" to prevent players from making such remarks.

I S Bindra, president PCA, did not clarify if the association would summon Yuvraj, like it had done in Harbhajan Singh's case, but said "we will definitely ask him about his comments".

Bindra told a press conference, "The comments (by players) have become the order of the day. Norms are meant to be observed, but the board has to ensure their strict enforcement".

Bindra's comments came after SK Nair, secretary BCCI, took objection to Yuvraj's remarks, saying he had breached the board's gag order.

Yuvraj, in an interview to PTI earlier, had said the row between Ganguly, the Indian captain and Chappell, the coach, was disappointing but that the team should move ahead.

PCA had earlier summoned Harbhajan following his outburst against Chappell and advised him to speak to the association rather than rushing to the media.