Praveen Kumar let off by BCCI but with a stern warning

Updated: 09 March 2013 12:15 IST

Praveen had bowled a short-pitched delivery at Ajitesh Argal of Income Tax and when the batsman checked with the umpire whether it was a no ball, the former started abusing him.

Indian medium-fast bowler Praveen Kumar, who was suspended by the BCCI following misconduct in a Corporate Trophy match, will be back in business soon. BCCI took the decision to lift his suspension in a disciplinary committee meeting two days ago. Mumbai Mirror sources though say that Praveen was severely reprimanded by the board.

Praveen will now be eligible to play for his state in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tropy and the Indian Premier League. He plays for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

The complaint against the Kumar was 'indecent behaviour' during a Corporate Trophy match in Raipur last month.

Praveen had bowled a short-pitched delivery at Ajitesh Argal of Income Tax and when the batsman checked with the umpire whether it was a no ball, the former started abusing him.

Parveen continued to express his displeasure with the on-field umpires, Kamlesh Sharma and Ajit Datar, who then reported the incident to match referee Dhananjay Singh.

The match referee described Praveen as 'mentally unfit' as he lost his composure at the least provocation, and reported the incident to the BCCI.

"Praveen Kumar has been issued a Show cause notice by the Board. He has been suspended from participating in the forthcoming inter-state Vijay Hazare Trophy matches," the BCCI had then said in a release.

The pacer was not allowed to take part in the inter-state Vijay Hazare Trophy for Uttar Pradesh.

(With PTI inputs)

Topics : Cricket Praveen Kumar Ajitesh Argal
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