Bhajji, Sree summoned for BCCI probe
BCCI-appointed Commissioner Sudhir Nanavati, probing the row, summons both the players involved in the episode ten days ago. Slapgate in picsUpdated: May 05, 2008, 21:26 IST
BCCI-appointed Commissioner Sudhir Nanavati, inquiring into the slapping row after an IPL match, has summoned in Ahmedabad Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth, the two players involved in the episode ten days ago.
"I have summouned them. They have been told to come either on Friday or Saturday. Harbhajan will be coming on Friday. Sreesanth is yet to confirm a date," he told PTI on Monday.
Nanavati has been asked by the board to probe the incident which happened after the IPL match between Mumbai and Mohali.
"I have already recorded statement of one of the umpires of the match, Amish Saheba. I will be meeting the match referee Farokh Engineer tomorrow in Mumbai," Nanavati said.
Nanavati is expected to submit his report by April 12 to BCCI disciplinary committee as he was given 15 days time when the board appointed him as the commissioner.
"I have received all the documentary evidence and also video footage of the incident," Nanavati said. The inquiry by the BCCI on the slapping incident was separate from the verdict reached by IPL match referee Farokh Engineer who had suspended Harbhajan from playing a minimum of 11 IPL matches.
"This is a separate inquiry from the one conducted by match referee Farokh Engineer. He had conducted the inquiry under the IPL rules, while this is the inquiry of the BCCI," Nanavati said.
Harbhajan had slapped S. Sreesanth after his team Mumbai Indians were defeated by Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League match in Mohali on April 25.
The report by Nanavati will be sent to the disciplinary committee for action after BCCI President Sharad Pawar goes through it.