Ponting likely to face ICC disciplinary hearing for misbehavior

February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Feb 23 (ANI): No one can match the Australians in throwing tantrums and skipper Ricky Ponting proved it further, giving the 2011 World Cup its first major controversy.

Ponting is likely to face an ICC disciplinary hearing following an incident in which a TV was damaged in the Australian team dressing room during a World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad on February 21.

Trying to overcome his bad form, Ponting was furious after being run out for 28 during Monday night’s game in Ahmedabad and smashed the LCD TV in the dressing room.

According to a team spokesman, Ponting threw his groin protector into his bag but it rebounded out and collided with the TV, causing the damage.

The ICC is expected to make an announcement later today after the Indian cricket board emailed a letter of complaint to the ICC.

Ponting could lose a part of his match fees, though he has apologized for his misbehavior. (ANI)

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