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Justice Sachs sets dates for ICC, BCCI

July 14, 2005 21:34 IST

South African Constitutional Court judge Justice Albie Sachs has set a July 20 date for the International Cricket Council and Board of Control for Cricket in India to present their submissions in the dispute over the process used in the appeal against Sourav Ganguly's ban.

Justice Sachs has allowed the ICC and BCCI until Wednesday next week to present "succinct additional written submissions" concerning the provisions of the Code of Conduct and the process of imposing penalties, an ICC statement said on Thursday.

The two parties then would have until July 22 to give their written replies.

Sachs said submissions presented in writing were enough to determine the dispute raised by the BCCI, meaning there would be no oral hearing.

"I have considered the papers presented to me and the issues that they raise. In my view, most of the questions can be determined on the basis of the information provided in the papers," he said in his direction to the parties.

The BCCI has disputed the process adopted to hear the appeal by Sourav Ganguly, who was banned for six One-Day Internationals for the Indian team's slow over-rate in a home series against Pakistan in April this year.

Ganguly's appeal was rejected by ICC Appeals Commissioner Michael Beloff.