Sunday, April 27, 2008


Controversial spinner Harbhajan Singh [Images], who finds himself in a fresh controversy for allegedly slapping S Sreesanth [Images] after an IPL match, was on Saturday temporarily suspended from the tournament pending inquiry.

"Based on prima facie video evidence as seen and reviewed by the match adjudicator and referee Mr Farokh Engineer from the tapes provided by Sony & TWI, a decision has been reached to suspend with immediate effect Harbhajan Singh of the Mumbai Indians pending the inquiry into the incident on Monday, April 28, 2008," IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi said in a statement.

"The inquiry into the incident at Mohali in the game between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians will now take place at the Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi on April 28th 2008.

A final verdict would be announced by the adjudicator Farokh Engineer post hearing at New Delhi", he said.

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