Harbhajan, Sreesanth met Nanavati over slapgate issue

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Ahmedabad, May 09 (UNI) Temperamental off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Team India's speedster S Sreesanth today appeared before the BCCI-appointed Commissioner Sudhir Nanavati, probing the slapgate involving them on April 25, after an IPC Match at Mohali.

BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah, who was also present at the hearing, told mediapersons that Mr Nanavati will submit his report within 3-4 days to BCCI President Sharad Pawar and to the Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC).

Mr Shah said ''Mr Nanavati first heard Harbhajan, who had arrived at 1430 hrs and later Sreesanth, who arrived at 15.30 hrs.

Both players were very cooperative and answered all queries raised by him.'' When asked, Mr Shah refused to give further details of the hearings but said it was over and Mr Nanavati will submit his report in 3-4 days.

In reply to another question, Mr Shah said the report submitted by Mr Nanavati will be taken seriously by the BCCI and DAC.

When asked whether another action would be initiated against Harbhajan, Mr Shah commented that DAC will decide about it.

Mumbai Indians' stand-in Captain Harbhajan had slapped Kings XI Punjab pacer Sreesanth after the April 25 IPL match in Mohali, as a result Harbhajan was banned from remaining 13 matches and this cost him his match fee of Rs 3-crore. Besides this, the BCCI slapped a showcause notice to Harbhajan for his behaviour and ask him to appear before Nanavati.

The hearing took place at the Gujarat Law Society building, where Nanavati arrived at around 1400 hrs, followed by Shah.

UNI MP OBB RKM AS2009

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