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Sri Lanka Cricket sides with BCCI on racism row

cricket Updated: Jan 08, 2008 14:45 IST

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) got behind the BCCI on the racism row, saying the hearing into the charges against Harbhajan Singh was not conducted in a "proper manner".

The SLC secretary K Mathivanan said the ICC should initiate a proper enquiry into the matter.

"I think the enquiry was not very fair. It should be done in a proper manner. There should be more evidence," he told PTI.

Harbhajan was accused by the Australians of racially abusing all-rounder Andrew Symonds during the second Test in Sydney, which led to a three-match ban on him.

The BCCI appealed against the ban, which now stands suspended until the appeal the disposed.

Mathivanan felt Ranjan Madugalle's appointment, as a facilitator for the match will help control the volatile situation.

"He will be making an effort to bring normalcy between the two teams," he said. Madugalle, however, was not available for comments.