New Delhi, Apr 28 : To conduct a preliminary inquiry into the Bhajji-Sreesanth row, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has appointed advocate Sudhir Nanavati as commissioner.
"As per the constitution, BCCI has appointed Sudhir Nanavati, advocate, Ahmedabad to carry an inquiry and submit the report within 15 days to BCCI President Sharad Pawar who will then look into the matter of disciplinary action against Harbhajan Singh," the cricket board said in a statement here.
Harbhajan appeared before an Indian Premier League (IPL) disciplinary hearing conducted by match referee Farokh Engineer here this afternoon. The temperamental bowler faces the risk of being banned for a few matches.
Slapping a fellow player constitutes a level 'four' offence as per the International Cricket Council code of conduct and could lead to a maximum punishment of a life ban or a minimum of five Tests or ten One Day International (ODIs).
Sreesanth may also be reprimanded for allegedly provoking the off-spinner.
Harbhajan allegedly had slapped Sreesanth after the end of IPL match in Mohali on April 25.