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BCCI revokes Praveen's suspension

Amol Karhadkar

March 9, 2013

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Praveen Kumar and R Ashwin exchange words after a ball down the leg side wasn't called a wide, Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Chennai, April 28, 2012
The BCCI has given Praveen Kumar (left) "one last warning" about his behaviour © AFP

The BCCI has revoked Praveen Kumar's suspension, which he received following a violation of the players' code of conduct in a Corporate Trophy game last month. The suspension stood indefinitely and extended to all BCCI-run tournaments, but since it has now been retracted, Praveen will be able to play in the Central Zone Twenty20 tournament for Uttar Pradesh from March 17 to 22.

Following the match referee's report that stated that Praveen had pleaded guilty for a Level 4 offence after abusing opposition batsman Ajitesh Argal while representing his employer Indian Oil, Praveen was suspended on February 10 and was issued a show-cause notice by the BCCI secretary, Sanjay Jagdale. In reply, Praveen accepted all the charges and apologised for his inappropriate conduct. The BCCI disciplinary committee - comprising president N Srinivasan, vice-president Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah - then decided to revoke his suspension following a stern warning.

"A couple of members of the disciplinary committee had a teleconference with Praveen and have decided to put the matter to rest after issuing him one last warning," a board insider revealed.

It was learnt that Jaitley and Shah conducted a telephonic hearing with Praveen after he submitted his written reply, and the Indian Express reported that Srinivasan studied his reply during India's second Test against Australia in Hyderabad last week.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by ToTellUTheTruth on (March 10, 2013, 22:50 GMT)

Yep...just in time for IPL. Way to go BCCI!!!! Easy arms to twist.

Posted by aryan-is-dravid-fan on (March 10, 2013, 16:09 GMT)

A guy with passion is exactly what we need in the Indian set-up. During his international games Parveen never had any problems with opposition players or umpires. This whole episode is about mismanagement of Parveen's career by the BCCI - imagine being the best bowler on 2 test tours (WI and England) and then never getting a chance to play again!! He is right to be disgruntled, and now the BCCI heads go on a power-trip and reprimand him. Another reason why cricket should not be run by politicians and bureaucrats from a private body like the BCCI.

Posted by   on (March 10, 2013, 15:17 GMT)

Praveen Kumar - My suggestion is spend your energy and killer instinct on your bowling and batting. Especially bowling if you can bowl 140+K with the same swing imagine what will happen to you. BCCI will start begging you to play instead of giving you last warning!.

Forget about taking wickets just bowling at 140s will do. What do you say?

Posted by ramab on (March 10, 2013, 2:06 GMT)

Is just having a conversation with some officials going to solve his problem? What about some counselling program or anger management program? Please don't tell that BCCI does not have money to do this. It is better to put something in place now especially to deal with younger generation who deal with so much competition as well as the volume of cricket. Need to learn from the American organizations. Of course you cannot expect BCCI to be proactive.

Posted by Publickakaptan on (March 10, 2013, 1:34 GMT)

What Praveen had shown on the field was madness which is beyond anger bcos of frustration.No player in cricketing history could have done that.If he shows such madness again please throw him out of cricket.We don't need mad players in gentle man game.Anger is acceptable but not madness beyond anger.

Posted by   on (March 9, 2013, 20:16 GMT)

Praveen was an excellent bowler until he got injured than sadly he got dumped...I hope he is given one more chance in the team otherwise he will remain forever disgruntled towards Indian Cricket and Indian Team 'might' lose a 'potentially settled' bowler.

Posted by aby_prasad on (March 9, 2013, 18:59 GMT)

hahaha lol lol. @ InsideHedge, thanks man, you made my day!

Posted by   on (March 9, 2013, 17:58 GMT)

he shd have been selected in test team if fit.....if only the performance is the criteria.................

Posted by   on (March 9, 2013, 17:04 GMT)

bhuvi is a more talented bowler if he comes in then there will be a confusion so don't give him any chance.

Posted by   on (March 9, 2013, 16:21 GMT)

We need guys with fire in the belly... like PK, to take on the OZ at Mohali. Would like to see PK -Bk combo operating at tandem, on a swinging pitch, with swerve and accuracy.-- hell with speed per se. Dhoni knows how to handle him. There won't be a problem. If guys like Virat can not only mellow down, but also pacify the frayed tempers of colleagues, I am not worried. If his fitness and form permits bring him in. Of course as a replacement for Ishant, Not as replacement for Yadav, if he has regained fitness - physical fitness & match fitness!

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