India v Pakistan, BCCI Platinum Jubilee match

Ganguly awaits decision on ban after teleconference

Wisden Cricinfo staff

November 25, 2004

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The teleconference to hear Sourav Ganguly's appeal over his two-match ban has taken place.

Ganguly was hopeful about his chances after the hearing. "It was a very long telephonic conference and it went well," Rediff quoted Ganguly. "I'm hopeful. We'll come to know only by tomorrow. It's the ICC's decision. It looked very good and I hope everything works out."

Ganguly was joined by his legal counsel Siddhartha Sankar Ray, a former chief minister of West Bengal, UN Banerjee, a representative for the BCCI, and Clive Lloyd, the match referee in the game in question and who is currently in the US.

Tim Castle, the ICC Appeals Commissioner, will now consider this evidence, paperwork from Lloyd, and a video of the match itself before making his decision.

Castle has to authority to decrease, increase, amend or otherwise substitute his own decision to that of Lloyd, who meted out the ban after Ganguly's India had bowled their overs too slowly in the ODI against Pakistan that was celebrating the 75th anniversary, the platinum jubilee, of the BCCI on November 13.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

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