BOARD OF Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has issued a strict warning to Railway's skipper and Team India star Murali Kartik for his on the field behaviour.
Cricket board's Chief Administrative Officer Prof Ratnakar Shetty in a letter shot to Railway Sports Control Board authorities has told them that Kartik would be banned for 2-3 matches, if he indulges in any further breach of code of conduct.
Acting promptly on the report of match referee Sunil Chaturvedi, the board has confirmed 100 percent match fee deduction of Kartik, who had committed Level 2 Offence (Clause 2.9) during the Railways-Madhya Pradesh match in the Central Zone Ranji Trophy Tournament, at the Green Park Stadium here on Tuesday.
The Railways team was batting when Kartik used language that was obscene, offensive and seriously insulting nature against MP team in front of match referee, spectators and media person.
Later, the match referee Sunil Chaturvedi immediately called an urgent meeting of both the team officials, and finally slapped a 100 percent match fee penalty on the left-arm orthodox spinner after an hour hearing.