ICC Commissioner upholds Gambhir’s ban, BCCI rejects decision

November 4th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Nagpur, Nov 4 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir will miss the fourth Test against Australia starting here Thursday after International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed appeals commissioner Justice Albie Sachs rejected his appeal against the one-Test ban.Gambhir was served the ban by match referee Chris Broad for breaching ICC code of conduct during an altercation with all-rounder Shane Watson on the opening day of the third Test at Ferozshah Kotla stadium in Delhi.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), however, has refused to accept the decision of the appeals commissioner and has sent its objection to it to the ICC.

“The commissioner has rejected the appeal and upheld the penalty of one Test Ban imposed by the ICC match referee,” a BCCI statement said.

“The order has been passed without affording the player an opportunity of personal hearing, legal representation and without acceding to his request for certain documents or recordings to be given to him and also denying him an extension of time,” the BCCI said.

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