Dhoni banned for Adelaide

January 16, 2012
MS Dhoni

by Binguyen

India’s captain MS Dhoni has been banned for the final match of the series against Australia in Adelaide, because of he’s teams slow over-rate during India’s humiliating defeat in Perth.

A new ICC ruling means that Dhoni has become the first captain to suffer this fait after being penalised twice in the last 12 months for the same offence.

The Indian captain was also fined 40% of his match fee at the WACA, in what was a Test match to forget for Dhoni. India were yet again outplayed, and lost the match inside 2 and a half days.

Vice-captain, Virender Sehwag will take charge of the team when they arrive in South Australia for the Adelaide Test match. Dhoni’s ban couldn’t come at a worse time for India, as they try to avoid their second successive series whitewash away from home.

Speaking of the suspension, an ICC statement read: “The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code which relates to over-rate offences. Dhoni pleaded guilty to the charge and the subsequent penalties were accepted both by Dhoni and India.”

The fourth Test match gets underway on Tuesday 24th January, and India can expect no let up from a hungry Australian outfit.

The Scoop 16/01/2012

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