Mohali, Apr 26 (UNI) IPL Governing Council member I S Bindra today said Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh, if found guilty, will not be let off the hook for his actions against S Sreesanth and the ICC's code of conduct would be applicable to him.
Harbhajan Singh allegedly slapped Sreesanth after the match between Kings XI and Mumbai Indians. Sreesanth was seen sorrounded by his teammates who was in tears after the incident.
''As (IPL Chairman Lalit) Modi said the process has been put in place. (But) it is unfortunate and an ICC code of conduct will be applicable,'' Bindra said.
However, Bindra said Harbhajan can not punished until an inquiry reveals that what exactly went wrong between the two players.
''At this moment, the process is sacrosanct which will be followed. You were all there but I can say that only inquiry will find out what exactly happened. For anyone to comment at this stage is not right.
''The code of conduct has certain procedures which will be gone through. Once the process is completed, the action will follow,'' he said.
Bindra did not rule out a possibility of banning Harbhajan, who has been involved in a number of controversies lately.
''If that is the recommendation, IPL Governing Council will take decision according to the findings,'' he said.
The former BCCI president has also warned the players to strictly follow the 'spirit of the cricket' saying ''it is more important than the law itself.'' UNI RAR RKM BST1544