Harbhajan to face inquiry on April 28 : Engineer

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Mohali, Apr 26 (UNI) After King XI Punjab has submitted a formal complaint against Mumbai Indians XI captain Harbhajan Singh to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, match referee Farokh Engineer announced at enquiry date has been fixed for April 28 at Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi.

Announcing this at a press conference at the PCA Stadium here, Engineer said that all parties have been summoned and fair chances to all would be given in accordance with the International Cricket Council code of conduct guidelines.

It may be recalled that Harbhajan Singh had allegedly slapped Kings XI Punjab fast bowler Sreesanth soon after the match was over last night.

Mumbai Indians, led by Harbhajan had suffered their third defeat from as many outings in the eight-team contest.

The former Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Engineer said the complaint made by the managment of the Kings XI had been referred to him by DLF Indian Premier League Chief Commissioner Mr Lalit Modi for immediiate adjudication under the ICC Code of Conduct.

''I have already started the process and will be summoning all concerned, including any video evidence recorded by the host broadcaster TWI team. Since the process has started, I request the Media not to seek any further clarification. I will furnish my report to the IPL Chief Commissioner keeping in view the ICC Code of Conduct and MCC Spirit of cricket which was adopted by the IPL", he said.


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