Praveen Kumar's ban lifted, set to play for UP

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Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:44 [IST]
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Praveen Kumar's ban lifted, set to play

Mumbai, Mar 9: Uttar Pradesh paceman Praveen Kumar's ban has been lifted by BCCI and he will now be eligible to play in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament, according to a newspaper report on Saturday.

Praveen had been suspended from playing Vijay Hazare Trophy 50-over tournament after he was found guilty of abusing a player during BCCI's Corporate Trophy.

Also, in his report to the Indian board, match referee had declared Praveen as "mentally unfit" to play. After the match referee's report, BCCI had decided to suspended the righ-arm bowler.

"BCCI has lifted the suspension and the president has decided to let Praveen off with a warning this time. The members felt that the month-long suspension was punishment enough. He had missed domestic games," a top BCCI official was quoted as saying by "The Indian Express."

On February 10, BCCI had issued a show cause notice to Praveen and suspended him.

"Praveen Kumar has been issued a Show cause notice by the Board. He has been suspended from participating in the forthcoming inter-state Vijay Hazare Trophy matches," BCCI had stated last month.


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