Thatscricket - News - Bindra gets two-year ban for his outburst

Published: Friday, February 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai: The BCCI on Friday imposed a two-year ban on its former president Inderjit Singh Bindra for his outburst against the country's apex cricket board in the match-fixing scandal.As per the action taken at the special general-body meeting of the Board in Chennai, Bindra can neither hold nor contest for any BCCI office, sources said.The Board had recently served a show-cause notice on Bindra, asking him to explain his stance on the issue. The BCCI resolved that its former president Inderjit Singh Bindra will not be permitted to attend any meeting of the Board or its committees for a period of two years from Friday.A special general-body meeting of the Board in Chennai also decided that the Punjab Cricket Association, which has Bindra at the helms, will not be represented by him at the meetings of the BCCI or any of its committees for the next couple of years.BCCI President A C Muthiah, briefing newspersons after the meeting, said it was up to the Board members to decide before the expiry of the two years on whether to terminate the 'ban' or extend it.Mr Muthiah said the Board's action against Bindra was following the findings of the Disciplinary Committee, before which Mr Bindra had appeared at Chennai in January, that he had made "unwarranted comments about the Board in public that tarnished its reputation in the eyes of the public.""It is a sad thing but we have to follow procedures," he added. Terming the resolution as a 'fair and just' decision, Mr Muthiah said the Board did not deem it as some kind of a 'ban' or 'suspension'.It is a warning signal that one should be cautious while making unsubstantiated allegations about the BCCI, he explained. Mr Muthiah declined to further comment on the resolution, noting, "The Board President has explained everything, I have nothing to say."UNI

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