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Ponting to face disciplinary charges

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 23, 2011

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Ricky Ponting's team suffered a second warm-up defeat, Australia v South Africa, World Cup warm-up match, Bangalore, February 15, 2011
Australia captain Ricky Ponting finds himself embroiled in controversy once again © AFP
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Ricky Ponting will be charged by the ICC over the incident that resulted in damage to a television set inside the Australian changing rooms during their win over Zimbabwe on Monday. An ICC spokesman confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that Ponting would face a charge, although no official details would be released until the Australian team arrived in Nagpur on Wednesday evening.

The ICC received a report on the incident from the BCCI after the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) lodged a complaint with the Indian board following the match in Ahmedabad. Lachy Patterson, the Australian team's media manager, said Ponting had thrown his box at his bag when he returned to the rooms after being run out.

He said the protector bounced off and hit the back of the television, and a small part of the screen stopped working. "The screen did not smash, the TV did not leave the table," Patterson said. "A small area of the screen had loss of picture. We apologised and went straight to the team manager and asked him the screen should be replaced which he immediately did."

However, while Ponting apologised for the incident and the Australians thought the matter was closed, the GCA secretary Rajesh Patel disagreed. Patel said: "This not fair on part of the Australian team."

The Australians remained in Ahmedabad for two days after their win over Zimbabwe, and were due to arrive in Nagpur on Wednesday evening. Their second match of the tournament is against New Zealand on Friday.


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Posted by Asif on (February 24, 2011, 9:25 GMT)

Just frustation nothing else and this type of matter should be recolved under cover

Posted by Thisara on (February 24, 2011, 6:34 GMT)

Old frog done a funny dance in a well.

Posted by michael on (February 23, 2011, 21:19 GMT)

bigwonder- There is no mention in the media yet as its still the minnow rounds and unlike other countries we dont carry on like gooses about minnow bashing.

Posted by michael on (February 23, 2011, 21:16 GMT)

Seems Indian's got a bit of a shock at the damage a man sized box could do!

Posted by michael on (February 23, 2011, 21:12 GMT)

Seems Indian's got a bit of a shock at the damage a man sized box could do!

Posted by Big on (February 23, 2011, 19:26 GMT)

Its funny how people posting comments are asking why GCA reported this to ICC. Lets be frank its their stadium, its their changing room, its their equipment. They can do whatever they want when some frustrated player starts throwing stuff around hitting their equipment. I am sorry, but its GCA's money, reputation on line here. If someone misbehaves and causes damage to the property they have to report it - as per ICC's rules.

Posted by Dummy4 on (February 23, 2011, 18:20 GMT)

Another frustrating campaign for the Punter. He has a knack to plant his foot on the wrong side. I feel pity for him this time though. LOL

Posted by Big on (February 23, 2011, 16:48 GMT)

@buggyboy, Cricket is dying in Australia cause they are running out of good players. There is no mention of Worldcup in media because the media knows it will be a miracle to see Australia in semi-finals. They are just avoiding the inevitable. I guess cricket fans like you are still coming to this site. Since you are asking for it, lets dig the dirt up again. ICC has been partial to Australia, England and SA, now that its trying to be impartial, you think its bad. Hmm... next thing you know you will want to charge Dhoni for taking a stump at the end of the winning game.

Posted by Dummy4 on (February 23, 2011, 16:29 GMT)

Ricky have a attiude problem. He still think he is the best captain in the world who won two world cups in a row. He is a old man now....time to step down

Posted by Dummy4 on (February 23, 2011, 16:13 GMT)

I am from Bangalore. Its is very sad that GCA overreacted here.it is people like GCA that are not living to the expectation of Gujarat.GCA should not have lodged complaint here.

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