Sardar Singh Suspended Before Commonwealth Games Semis vs Kiwis

Sardar Singh received a yellow card during India's previous fixture against South Africa at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Updated: August 01, 2014 16:52 IST
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Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh in action during CWG 2014

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Glasgow: In a huge jolt to Indian men's hockey team, captain Sardar Singh has been suspended for the semifinal match against New Zealand on Saturday following his yellow card for a dangerous slide tackle in pool A match against South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (CWG Day 9 Updates)

The appeal jury held a hearing to consider Singh's latest disciplinary lapse, for which he was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes. (CWG Day 8 Wrap | Highlights | Results | Medal Tally)

He has already been reprimanded on Wednesday over an incident during India's match against Australia on Tuesday. (Indian men's hockey team in semis)

Sardar was deemed to have been guilty of "inappropriate physical conduct" after Australia's Eddie Ockenden was hit in the face. (Indian wrestlers wrap up two gold, a silver and a bronze)

Following a review by the appeal jury after India vs South Africa match on Thursday, the jury decided to suspend Sardar for two matches. That was later reduced to one game after India submitted a protest. (Vikas Gowda bags Discus gold)

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