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Home > India > Cricket > IPL > Report

Harbhajan replies to BCCI notice

April 28, 2008 18:06 IST

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh [Images], who was on Monday banned by the Indian Premier League for rest of its matches for slapping paceman S Sreesanth [Images], has replied to the Cricket Board's show cause notice issued to him.

"He has given his reply, but I cannot reveal its contents," said BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah from Rajkot.

Harbhajan banned

The temperamental bowler, who captained Mumbai Indians in their first three matches in the ongoing Twenty20 League, was asked by the BCCI for explanation for slapping Sreesanth after the IPL match against King's XI Punjab at Mohali on April 25.

Harbhajan, a BCCI-contracted player, was slapped with the show cause on April 26 and suspended for the fourth tie of his team against Deccan Chargers on Sunday and given time till Monday to send his reply.

BCCI, under whose jurisdiction IPL is being held, has already appointed Sudhir Nanavati of the Gujarat Cricket Association as the Commissioner to inquire into the matter and his findings are to be put before its disciplinary committee headed by president Sharad Pawar [Images] for deciding the further course of action.

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