BCCI & ICC at logger-heads over Gambhir
The one-Test ban on Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is turning into another showdown between the International Cricket Council (ICC)and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
On Tuesday, the ICC-appointed Appeals Commissioner, Justice Albie Sachs, upheld the ban on the batsman, triggering an instant reaction from BCCI which protested against the undue haste and unfair manner in which the decision was taken.
The ruling, which means Gambhir may have to sit out the Nagpur Test beginning on November 6, was arrived at without giving the batsman a hearing.
Gambhir had earlier pleaded guilty to the level 2 charge of not conducting himself in the spirit of the game during the Delhi Test.