One Test ban for Gautam Gambhir

Published: Friday, October 31, 2008, 10:42 [IST]
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One Test ban for Gautam Gambhir

New Delhi, Oct 31: Is racism still doormat in 'the White's game'? Why then when there was enough provocation from Watson only Gambhir is banned for one test match while Watson just be fined 10 pc?

Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has been found guilty under Section 2.4 of (International Cricket Council's) ICC Moral Code of Conduct following a spat with Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on the first day of the third Test match against Australia in New Delhi. Watson has already been fined 10 per cent of the match fee by match referee Chris Broad. Both players were charged with violating the 'spirit of the game' under the Code of Conduct. During the First Day of the Third Test, while taking a run Watson hurled some abuses against Gambhir, who stuck out his elbow that hit the Australian all-rounder. Physical touch seemed too costly for Gambhir as Former Indian coach Lal Chand Rajput pointed out, Verbal abuse can be avoided, but touching the opponent is against 'the spirit of Cricket'.

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