Monday, April 28, 2008

Bhajji Ki BAN baj gayi...

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been banned for 11 matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) following his spat with Sreesanth at the end of Mumbai Indians’ match against Kings XI Punjab on Friday. It would effectively end Bhajji’s stint in the first edition of the IPL - unless Mumbai make it to the semi-finals, which looks highly unlikely at this point.

Harbhajan also faces separate action from the BCCI, which has asked him to explain, “as a contracted player”, his role in the incident which came to light after Sreesanth broke down in front of the cameras.

Niranjan Shah, the BCCI secretary, said on Monday that Sudhir Nanavati, a lawyer, has been appointed to conduct a “preliminary inquiry” and submit a report “within 15 days” to Sharad Pawar, the BCCI president, who will refer the findings to the board’s disciplinary committee for possible action.

Bhajji deserves this punishment. Sreesanth also deserves punishment though he didn’t get one. A fine would have done better. But I think BCCI were concentrating on Bhajji. It seems they had some video coverage for this incident. I still didn’t see that video. Waiting to see that video. So if anyone come across that video then please give it to me.

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