Under-19 World Cup 2014

Vijay Zol handed one-match ban

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 23, 2014

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Vijay Zol was the only one of India Under-19s top five to reach double digits, India v England, Under-19 World Cup 2014, quarter-final, Dubai, February 22, 2014
Vijay Zol will miss India's play-off match against Sri Lanka © ICC
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Vijay Zol, the India Under-19s captain, has received a one-match ban after being found guilty of using offensive language during the quarter-final against England Under-19s in Dubai. Aamir Gani, the offspinner, was also found guilty of using obscene language and was reprimanded. Both players pleaded guilty of the charge laid by the on-field umpires.

The incident involving Zol happened in the 30th over of the England innings, when he caught England top-scorer Ben Duckett at midwicket. Gani was reported by the on-field umpires after the bowler picked up the wicket of Ed Barnard in the 26th over. Both incidents were caught on camera. India, the defending champions, lost the tightly-contested match by three wickets.

Zol will miss India's play-off match against Sri Lanka on February 24.

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Posted by   on (February 24, 2014, 9:18 GMT)

Yes, no loss for the team, It would be great if he was dropped at league stage itself.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (February 24, 2014, 5:49 GMT)

@ Muhammad Aqular Sheriffdeen . No thanks!. It is not good to change call when you lost the toss (WC final) and not good to argue with umpire about bad light to prevent victory of opposition (recent test vs Pak)

Posted by Zaheerahmed on (February 24, 2014, 2:30 GMT)

I have been watching some regional matches involving Indian cricketers and was disappointed to see such derogatory behavior existing in majority of the young Indian cricketers. Most of them are abusive with opponents and show no respect for the opponents. The fault lies with BCCI who don't want to discipline them and have always been shielding bad mouth and ill mannered cricketers like Kohli, Harbhajan and Gambhir.

Posted by   on (February 23, 2014, 22:46 GMT)

ICC I look forward to no sledging in cricket. Be consistent!!

Posted by   on (February 23, 2014, 22:43 GMT)

If the ICC is consistent they should follow this through with all forms of cricket and not stop at the under 19 level. I look forward to Australians, English, South Africans,.... getting similar fines.

Posted by   on (February 23, 2014, 20:08 GMT)

Where ever we come from in the cricket world, we all have to accept the fact that there is only ONE role model any budding cricketer can learn from KUMAR SANGAKKARA a law college graduate who became a awesome cricketer. He is a real gentleman off the field as much as he is on the field.

Posted by godshand on (February 23, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

Why reprimand the Indians when the others - Aussie, England being the leaders of this trend of abusing the opponents. Why this double standards of handing a punishment to an asian but letting go off the pioneers of sledging scot free. Steve Waugh was the biggest sledger but did he ever get banned !!!

Posted by   on (February 23, 2014, 15:05 GMT)

No surprise considering who their modern role models are in the Indian team.

Posted by PerfectTen on (February 23, 2014, 13:56 GMT)

No loss for the team. Zol doesn't seem to be in good touch and also not inspiring as a leader.

Posted by challagalla on (February 23, 2014, 12:56 GMT)

Zol and Ghani seem to learning from some of the bad boys of Indian cricket. I can only advise them to look up to Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman etc as role models rather than some of the pompous twits who play for India today.

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