BCCI appoints lawyer to investigate Bhajji issue

Published: Monday, April 28, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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New Delhi: The BCCI today announced that Sudhir Nanvati has been appointed as the commissioner to look in to the matter of BCCI's disciplinary action against off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Earlier, Harbhajan Singh was banned for 11 Indian Premier League matches for slapping Sreesanth. After the hearing presided over by match referee Farokh Engineer here, Harbhajan was found guilty of a level 4.2 offence which refers to physical assault against another player.

Mr Nanvati, who is an advocate in Ahmedabad, will submit his report within 15 days to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sharad Pawar and a disciplinary committee will decide BCCI's action.

''As per the constitution, BCCI has appointed Mr Sudhir Nanavati as Commissioner to make preliminary inquiry and call for explanation from the concerned person(s) and submit his report within 15 days to the president, BCCI Mr Sharad Pawar, to look in to the matter of disciplinary action against Harbhajan Singh,'' BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement.

Following his reports, Pawar will forward it to the disciplinary committee which will decide Harbhajan's fate.


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