New Delhi, Apr 28 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will today hold the hearing here to decide the fate offspinner Harbhajan Singh, who is currently suspended for allegedly slapping pacer S. Sreesanth after an IPL match last week.
Match referee Farokh Engineer will be the key authority to decide the punishment for the offspinner.
The BCCI has already issued a showcause notice to Harbhajan over his misbehaviour.
Harbhajan had allegedly slapped Sreesanth after a match between Punjab Kings XI and Mumbai Indians in Mohali on Friday. The fast bowler, who otherwise is known for his on-the-field aggression, was seen crying bitterly on the ground after the incident. After TV footage showed Sreesanth crying, Harbhajan is learnt to have had a long chat with him in the dressing room of the Punjab team and also apologised for his behaviour.
Both the players tried to playdown the incident. But the Punjab Kings XI team management took the incident seriously and made an official complaint with the BCCI, after which the Board issued a show cause notice to Harbhajan and also temporarily suspended him from IPL.