Under-19 World Cup 2014 February 23, 2014

Vijay Zol handed one-match ban

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 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.

  • Manesh 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)

  • Zaheer 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.

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2014, 22:46 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Android 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.

  • Nitin 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 !!!

  • Dummy4 on February 23, 2014, 15:05 GMT

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

  • Srisha 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.

  • C 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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