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Sagun Kamat banned for assaulting player

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 3, 2013

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Goa cricketer Sagun Kamat was stripped of the Ranji Trophy captaincy and banned for two matches after the Goa cricket association found him guilty of assaulting a player during the Goa Premier League.

Kamat, who captains Dempo Cricket Club allegedly assaulted Kashinath Chari, who represents Sunny Cricket Club on April 21.

Kamat, who captained Goa in two games in the 2012-13 season, has played 46 first-class matches for Goa and scored 2106 runs at an average of 26.65. In the last season, he scored 380 first-class runs from 8 games at an average of 38 with one fifty and one century. He has also played 25 List-A matches and 23 Twenty20 matches for Goa.

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Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (May 3, 2013, 13:09 GMT)

2 match ban for assault during a match? Minimum 6 month ban should apply. And that would set a precedent. 2 match ban is nothing more than a bit of a rest.

Posted by   on (May 3, 2013, 12:52 GMT)

Unbelievable, these players should be given even more harsh punishment so that they don't repeat this in future.

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