Indian Premier League: Match Referee Javagal Srinath Denies Any Complaint of Robin Uthappa-Sarfaraz Khan Scuffle
According to reports, Kolkata Knight Riders opener Robin Uthappa allegedly had an altercation with the Royal Challengers Bangalore's Sarfaraz Khan in the Indian Premier League and went to the extent of "holding him by the collar".
Indian Premier League match referee Javagal Srinath on Monday denied receiving any complaint from Royal Challengers Bangalore after reports emerged of a scuffle between their player Sarfaraz Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa after the game at Eden Gardens.(Gayle Powers RCB to Win)
"Nothing of that sort has happened. I've not received any complaint," Srinath, who was the match referee of the KKR-RCB clash told PTI.(Gambhir Laments Dropped Chances)
A Kolkata Knight Riders official also rubbished the reports and said: "We've not heard anything about it."(Gayle Dedicates Knock to his Mother)
According to reports, KKR opener Uthappa, who had scores of 35 and 9 in two matches, allegedly had an altercation with the 17-year-old RCB recruit from Mumbai and went to the extent of "holding him by the collar".(Twiterrati Hails Gambhir's Record 25th IPL 50)
The incident is said to have happened behind the sight screen as RCB's AB de Villiers and Ashok Dinda rushed to the rescue of their fellow player.(IPL 2015 Full Coverage)
Later at night Srinath reportedly summoned Uthappa and KKR CEO Venky Mysore, with RCB's De Villiers also attending the meeting.
Though it is learnt that Uthappa has sought an apology for the incident, Srinath denied having any knowledge of this.