UCBSA supports India stand on Denness

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2001, 16:01 [IST]
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Johannesburg: India's stand to seek the removal of match referee Mike Denness for the third and final cricket Test against South Africa received a huge boost on Wednesday with the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) announcing its support to the Indian stance.Stressing it was absloutely vital that the Centurion Park Test, beginning on November 23 is not disrupted Bronwyn Wilkinson, the media manager of the UCBSA said it would support virtually any action by India. He said the UCBSA would not mind supporting the appeal to have match referee Mike Denness removed if that was the only option left to persuade the Indian team to stay back and complete the long tour. The UCBSA position follows a day of top-level discussions after Denness' decision to take disciplinary action against six Indian players, including a one-Test ban that would prevent Virender Sehwag taking part in the third Test.
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