ICC rejects Ganguly’s plea

Associated Press

London, April 18:

The ICC rejected Sourav Ganguly’s appeal against a six-match ban from one-day internationals. India’s captain received the suspension from ICC match referee Chris Broad because of his team’s slow over rate in the fourth one-dayer against Pakistan on Tuesday. Written details of the case were sent to the ICC’s Appeals Commissioner, Michael Beloff, and

ICC issued a statement saying that the punishment would stand. Ganguly was left off India’s lineup for its final two games while the appeals procedure was carried out and those games will count as part of the suspension. “The initial decision of the match referee to impose this ban clearly had an impact on the ability of the Indian team to determine and select the make-up of its side,” ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said.