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Viljoen gets four match suspension for breaches of ICC’s Anti-Racism Code

Dubai, Jun 12 (UNI) Namibia player Christoffel Viljoen has been suspended for four matches
after accepting that he was in breach of the ICC’s Anti-Racism Code for Participants following
two incidents that occurred during an ICC T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier match last month.
Viljoen made inappropriate comments during the match against Uganda in Kampala on
May 21 that were considered to be in Breach of the ICC’s Anti-Racism Code, which resulted
in him being charged with offences under 2.1.1. of the Code, namely:
“Engaging in any conduct (whether through the use of language, gestures or otherwise)
which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify any
reasonable person in the position of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match
Referee, Umpire Support Personnel or any other person (including a spectator) on the
basis of their race, religion, culture, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin.”
Viljoen accepted the misconduct and has been handed four Suspension Points for each
offence, which will run concurrently and result in him missing Namibia’s next four matches.
As per Article 7.3 of the Anti-Racism Code, Viljoen will also have to undergo an education programme to promote a better understanding and awareness of issues directly relevant to
the offence that he has committed. The ICC will work with the Cricket Namibia to determine
when and how this should take place.
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Asia Cup cancelled : Sourav Ganguly

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08 Jul 2020 | 10:47 PM

Kolkata, Jul 8 (UNI) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday revealed that the Asia Cup 2020, which was to be held in
September, has been cancelled, according to a media report.

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Asia Cup 2020 has been canceled: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

Asia Cup 2020 has been canceled: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

08 Jul 2020 | 8:28 PM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, on Wednesday informed that Asia Cup 2020 set to be held in UAE this year in September has been canceled.

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Rohit has ability to play short ball against pacers with ease: Josh Hazlewood

Rohit has ability to play short ball against pacers with ease: Josh Hazlewood

08 Jul 2020 | 7:48 PM

New Delhi, Jul 8 (UNI) Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood talking about India opener Rohit Sharma says he has the ablility to play short ball with such ease without hitting the ball too hard.

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Sports Director for strengthening infrastructure in Punjab

08 Jul 2020 | 6:42 PM

Chandigarh, Jul 8 (UNI) Punjab Sports Director D P S Kharbanda on Wednesday directed the sports officers to work hard for strengthening the sports related infrastructure and activities in the state.

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1st Test: England win delayed toss, opt to bat vs Windies

08 Jul 2020 | 6:27 PM

Southampton, Jul 8 (UNI) England won the delayed toss due to rain and opted to bat against the West Indies in the first of the three-match Test series at The Rose Bowl here on Wednesday.
The international cricket returns after a long gap of 117 days as corona outbreak since March had forced the sporting activities across the globe to be postponed.

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