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BCCI serves showcause notice to Sanjay Dixit

May 24, 2011 16:23 IST

Upset with his remarks on Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter over the controversial Jaipur pitch, Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday served showcause notice on Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit.

The comments have not gone down well with the BCCI chief Shashank Manohar, who terms this as 'unprecented' act by an administrator.

The RCA secretary has been given 15 days to revert back to the showcause notice sent to him.

Put into bat, Mumbai were bowled out for a paltry 94 and Rajasthan chased down the target with in 18.1 overs. After the loss Tendulkar said that the pitch was 'two-paced' and the ball had 'kept low'.

RCA Secretary Sanjay Dixit had, then, tweeted: 'Sachin gets out off a full toss. Can't blame the pitch this time' after Tendulkar had been dismissed for 51 against Punjab in the next league match.

Dixit was also involved in a spat with Warne regarding the pitch at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, earlier in the tournament.

IPL Commissioner Chirayu Amin had called the hearing following a complaint lodged by Dixit, who had alleged that the skipper of Rajasthan Royals had publicly abused him.

Warne was alleged to have blamed the RCA official for not acceding to his demand for a pitch that would have suited the home team Rajasthan Royals in their IPL match against the Chennai Super Kings.