The International Cricket Council is yet to make a formal announcement on the ban.Following the ban Dhoni will be unavailable for the third and fourth matches in Cuttack on Monday and in Kolkata on Thursday. The final match will be played in Delhi on Dec 27. The Indian team for the remaining three matches will be announced later on Saturday. As the Vice captain Yuvraj Singh is also injured, Virender Sehwag is likely to capatain the side for the next two matches. Dinesh Karthik, the wicket Keeper Batsman is likely to replace Dhoni for the next two matches. Dhoni's abscence will be a great drawback for the Indian side.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
DHONI BANNED FOR TWO ODI'S FOR SLOW OVER RATE AGAINST SRILANKA
Sri Lanka squared the five-mach series 1-1 by winning the day-night game in Nagpur by three wickets with five balls remaining.Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been banned for two one-day international matches for his team's slow over rate in Friday's second ODI against Sri Lanka, the Indian cricket board said on Saturday. The match ended 45 minutes after scheduled time due to frequent discussions between the Indian players in the tight chase. "Dhoni has been given a sanction of a two-match man," Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary N. Srinivasan told Reuters. "I am yet to read the order."