CHANDIGARH, NOV 7 : The Disciplinary Committee of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) today took strong action against two erring players Ganapathi Vignesh and Deep Dasgupta of Chennai Superstars and Royal Bengal Tigers respectively for their involvement in an on-field altercation during the 30th Match of the ongoing ICL 20s Indian Championship held at Panchkula on November 4.
A statement released from the desk of Tournament Director, Kiran More stated, "The 30th match of the ICL 20s Indian Championship between Royal Bengal Tigers and Chennai Superstars played on 4th November at Panchkula, saw the two players, Deep Dasgupta from Royal Bengal Tigers and G. Vignesh of Chennai Superstars involved in a physical altercation. The match referee Mr. Ajit Wadekar took notice of the incident and called for a report from the officiating Umpires. Mr. Wadekar subsequently summoned the two concerned players with their respective coaches and captains, along with the three umpires for a detailed inquiry yesterday, November 5th. Based on his finding, Mr. Wadekar imposed a fine, on both of them, amounting to 50% of their monthly fees."
Royal Bengal Tigers stakeholder Mithun Chakraborty said, "As an ardent cricket fan I firmly believe that players should behave responsibly on and off the field. All players should respect and uphold the spirit of the game. I had been closely following the match and can say that Deep was provoked.It is my opinion that not only the offender but also conspirator is equally guilty. I am greatly pleased that the ICL disciplinary committee has taken a similar view towards the incident and penalised both players involved, equally. Finally I would like to tell all the other teams – don’t provoke the Royal Bengal Tigers or be prepared to face the consequences."