Sydney, Jan 6 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today banned Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh for three Test matches for alleged racial remarks during the second Test between India and Australia.
The decision was taken after the ICC held a hearing on the racism row involving Harbhajan and Andrew Symonds here.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that it will appeal against the ban.
The Indian cricket board further said that the Australian tour, which had become doubtful following bad umpiring decisions during the Sydney Test, would continue.
Earlier, BCCI President Sharad Pawar said India has filed a strong complaint with the ICC against the controversial decisions by the umpires- Steve Bucknor and Benson.