The Royal Challengers Bangalore have denied that Dan Christian was warned by the franchise due to his appearance in a video interview.
The interview, in which Christian spoke about the leadership of RCB skipper Virat Kohli, among others, was deleted from YouTube on Friday after Christian “issued a breach of contract warning” by RCB, according to The cricketer, an Australian podcast.
“RCB recently sent a gentle reminder regarding the team’s media protocol to all of its players (after Christian’s interview). Like every season, this note was also shared with the players before the IPL 2021. No official warning has been issued to Dan Christian or any other individual player, ”an RCB official told indianexpress.com on Saturday.
“The main media commitments of all our players are to Indian publications, and if time permits, overseas publications are added after these,” added the manager when asked to explain how. Christian had violated the terms of his contract.
RCB’s clarification came after an allegation of The cricketer that Christian had asked them to write down their meeting with him and Kyle Jamieson because RCB had warned him.
In their last episode, released on Saturday, The cricketer Co-host Sam Perry said: “I was informed by Dan Christian that he had received a breach of contract warning… Dan was asked to ask us to withdraw this interview by RCB. Due to our respect for Dan and his contract, we canceled it.
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The video in question, titled ‘Kyle Jamieson and Dan Christian on Kohli, Harshal Patel and Getting Home’, has been removed from The cricketerFriday’s YouTube channel.
In this episode, Christian had joked about how Kohli had been “careful” in asking Jamieson to play him with a Dukes ball in the RCB nets, in preparation for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand on next month. He also joked that Kohli only attends “half of the game” when it comes to off-court team meetings, unlike other senior players.