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IdeaQueen

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Posted: 30 April 2008 at 10:41am | IP Logged
Harbhajan in trouble for slapping Sreesanth (Lead)
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Mohali/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An ugly controversy sparked off in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) when Harbhajan Singh reportedly slapped Sreesanth after his Mumbai Indians team were beaten by Kings XI Punjab Friday night.

Mohali/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An ugly controversy sparked off in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) when Harbhajan Singh reportedly slapped Sreesanth after his Mumbai Indians team were beaten by Kings XI Punjab Friday night.

Harbhajan found himself in fresh trouble with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) taking a tough stand on the issue and slapping a show cause notice on the off-spinner.

'The BCCI has taken serious note of the incident between Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth at Mohali yesterday after the IPL Match,' BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said in a release.

'The BCCI condemns the behaviour of Harbhajan Singh as a contracted player of the board and he is called upon to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him. He has been asked for clarification by Monday evening (April 28),' the release added.

The Kings XI pacer was seen crying inconsolably after his side registered their first win in the Twenty20 league, thumping Mumbai Indians by 66 runs.

However, it later transpired that Harbhajan had been engaged in an altercation with Sreesanth and allegedly slapped him.

BCCI chief administrative officer (CAO) Ratnakar Shetty also condemned the incident, saying: 'It was very unfortunate and we don't think anything of this kind should have happen on the field.

'Physical attack in any form is not acceptable on the field and if the match referee complains, action will be taken against Harbhajan. There is a process in place and action will be taken as per the code applicable.'

Shetty said that the BCCI is yet to receive any official complaint from the Kings XI team management and the show cause notice has been served based on media reports.

IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said they were waiting for the official report of match referee Farokh Engineer.

'The incident is sketchy. There is no clear evidence at this moment. But at the end of the day we have to take cognizance of the fact that it happened on the field.

'We are waiting for the match referee and umpire's report, only after which we will take a decision. The tournament is being played under the ICC guidelines and any action, if taken, will be under the ICC Code of Conduct. Besides there are also tournament guidelines for the players,' he said.

Harbhajan, on his part denied having slapped Sreesanth.

'I didn't slap Sreesanth. The media is blowing the issue out of proportion,' Harbhajan told IANS.

'Everything has been sorted out between us. He is like a younger brother to me and I have spoken to him after the match was over last night,' he added.

Kings XI Punjab skipper and Yuvraj Singh though termed the incident as 'unfortunate'.

'It was very unfortunate. Harbhajan came to the dressing room and I believe he has apologised to Sreesanth.'

Sreesanth, on the other hand, said he was not contemplating any action against Harbhajan and they have patched-up.

'Nothing happened. It was just a shake hand in the wrong place. Harbhajan is like an elder brother to me,' Sreesanth said.

Since the beginning of his career, Harbhajan has courted several controversies. The recent being the Sydney fiasco where he engaged in a bitter spat with Andrew Symonds.

Harbhajan was handed a ban of three Test matches for racially abusing Symonds by calling him a 'big monkey' during the third day of the Second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The BCCI later filed an appeal against the decision following which the ban was lifted and downgraded to 50 percent fine.

source:www.india-forums.com

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  1. Agree that Bhajji...did some mistake...but Should'nt Sreeshanth also be banned?
  2. Should'nt the conditions for such action of Bhajji be considered?
  3. Are these acts common in games and sports...is this bhajji issue hyped?
  4. Does this IPL cricket bring more bonding among the players around the kichidi teams(global players ) or does this let the vishedhi players know about the weaknesses of the Indian Players?

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SholaJoBhadkey

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Posted: 30 April 2008 at 12:57pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by mythili_Kiran

    Agree that Bhajji...did some mistake...but Should'nt Sreeshanth also be banned? Bhajji made the cardinal mistake of using physical violence, which he later owned up to in the IPL hearing. Sreesanth may have provoked him, but provocation is one thing and assault is another. Remember Zinedine Zidane was red-carded, not Materazzi and it cost France the World Cup Cry
    Should'nt the conditions for such action of Bhajji be considered? They were considered and it was deemed that nothing warrants a physical assault on another player.
    Are these acts common in games and sports...is this bhajji issue hyped? Provoking, sledging, play-acting (mostly in football) are all considered part of the game, but assault is never tolerated. The issue is not at al hyped. I hope it serves as a warning to others, especially Sresanth who is no saint!
  1. Does this IPL cricket bring more bonding among the players around the kichidi teams(global players ) or does this let the vishedhi players know about the weaknesses of the Indian Players? Bonding is bound to happen in any team, and in some ways IPL is good for the young Indian players who get to play with some all-time greats of India and the world. Smile

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Posted: 30 April 2008 at 4:33pm | IP Logged
wow, dats not so gud. thx 4 shrin though Wink

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Posted: 30 April 2008 at 10:05pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by mythili_Kiran

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    Agree that Bhajji...did some mistake...but Should'nt Sreeshanth also be banned? sure sure, lets also ban the referree's, why should those naughty guys be spared
    Should'nt the conditions for such action of Bhajji be considered? yep, uske cook ko bhi saja honi chahiye, na to woh aise khana khilata, na bhajji ko bodily diarrhea hota
    Are these acts common in games and sports...is this bhajji issue hyped? yep, "jor se mara hai  tendulkar ne brett lee ki ball ko midon ko jake padi" kitna voilence hai iss game me, remember that Mike Tyson literally biting off the ear?
  1. Does this IPL cricket bring more bonding among the players around the kichidi teams(global players ) or does this let the vishedhi players know about the weaknesses of the Indian Players? bondingLOL paise ka bondingLOL

Cheers, bottoms up my friend

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Posted: 04 May 2008 at 10:44pm | IP Logged
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I am in two minds about the 'New aggressive' Indian team. In the past the Indian team was guilty of being too meek and submissive, they needed a sense of aggression. However, the likes of Sreesanth and Harbhajan are taking it to extremes. Aggression is now crossing the bounds of respect, ethics and sportsmanship.

Sometimes I think the reason why batsmen like Sachin were so successful is that they keep their mouth shut and speak through the game. If you have the talent you dont need to open your mouth, you show it and the whole world talks about it for you.

While I do not think Sreesanth warrants the same treatment as Bhajji as he did not resort to violence, he needs some help to resolve his issues with aggression, taunting and provocation. Someone needs to teach him the boundaries and a bit of respectful behavior. With certain kinds of provocation even mild mannered people can resort to violence. We do not want a player who can hurt people emotionally or cause people to react violently. It is risky to the team as well as tarnishing to the image. Sreesant seriously needs psychological help....so does Bhajji.

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Posted: 05 May 2008 at 9:29pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by return_to_hades

Cricket batsmen usually have been short. True that cricketers do not have the looks of other more ripped athletes. But hey....there are some eye candy.

I am in two minds about the 'New aggressive' Indian team. In the past the Indian team was guilty of being too meek and submissive, they needed a sense of aggression. However, the likes of Sreesanth and Harbhajan are taking it to extremes. Aggression is now crossing the bounds of respect, ethics and sportsmanship.

Sometimes I think the reason why batsmen like Sachin were so successful is that they keep their mouth shut and speak through the game. If you have the talent you dont need to open your mouth, you show it and the whole world talks about it for you.

While I do not think Sreesanth warrants the same treatment as Bhajji as he did not resort to violence, he needs some help to resolve his issues with aggression, taunting and provocation. Someone needs to teach him the boundaries and a bit of respectful behavior. With certain kinds of provocation even mild mannered people can resort to violence. We do not want a player who can hurt people emotionally or cause people to react violently. It is risky to the team as well as tarnishing to the image. Sreesant seriously needs psychological help....so does Bhajji.

ok, not necessarily. sometimes u need to toot ur own horn too. of course u gotta do it subtly. real classy-likeLOL

as for sachin, good he keeps quiet. did u ever hear him speak? all squeakyTongueLOL

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Edited by Anuradha - 08 May 2008 at 11:55pm

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