Ganguly cautioned for showing dissent

"Ganguly had shown dissent after umpire S Ravindram turned down one of his appeals." match referee said.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 20:33 IST

Bengal skipper Sourav Ganguly was cautioned by the match referee for showing dissent to an umpiring decision during the Ranji Trophy match against Punjab at Mohali on Saturday.

"We cautioned him as he had shown dissent but the issue is settled now," match referee Rajo Pankule said.

He said that Ganguly had shown dissent after umpire S Ravindram turned down one of his appeals.

Talking to reporters after his team's victory over Punjab, Ganguly tried to play down the incident.

"There was lot of noise on the field and we got a bit excited. The match referee asked what had happened, but that was it," he said.

Yesterday as well Ganguly had expressed his displeasure after being ruled out LBW on a score of 43 and he sat brooding in the dressing room, disappointment writ large on his face.

When a reporter asked if it was a controversial decision, he replied, "now that you have said it yourself, do I need to say more".

The former India captain, who is trying to stage a comeback into the Indian team, tried to sidestep questions on Indian team's poor performances of late.

"I am far away in Mohali and they are playing in South Africa. I can't really comment on anything except hoping that they will do better," he said.

"I know anything I say will make headlines," he said adding he was "sure the team under him (Dravid) would do well".

First Published: Nov 25, 2006 20:33 IST