ICL suspends Cairns, Mongia
The ICL Executive Board decided to suspend Chandigarh Lions's skipper Chris Cairns and batsman Dinesh Mongia for the remaining season of the league. Anam Arsalam reports.cricket Updated: Oct 28, 2008 01:27 IST
The ICL Executive Board on Monday decided to suspend Chandigarh Lions's skipper Chris Cairns and batsman Dinesh Mongia for the remaining season of the league.
While, no apparent reason was given for the move, former India wicketkeeper and league's executive board member Kiran More merely termed it as a breach of contract.
"They have been suspended as there has been a breach of contract on their part," said More without elaborating on the details.
However, there were reports that Chandigarh Lions captain Chris Cairns and middle order batsman Dinesh Mongia have been suspended by the Executive Board of the Indian Cricket League over match-fixing.
But the reports could not be confirmed and attempts by HT to reach the ICL offcials in this regard were unssuccessul.
Meanwhile, Andrew Hall has been named as the new skipper for Chandigarh Lion's team.
Incidentally, this is not an isolated event this season as earlier Dhaka Warriors' wicketkeeper batsman Dhiman Ghosh too was suspended for a match on disciplinary grounds.