Slater suspended, fined
Australia opening batsman Michael Slater has been suspended for the second Test
against India, beginning at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, and fined 50 per cent of his match fees for violating the players' Code of Conduct.
Match referee Cammie Smith, who had let the batsman off with a mild warning after his row with India batsman Rahul Dravid and umpire S Venkataraghavan in the first Test in Bombay, made the decision, after hearing the batsman, following his comments in an interview to an Australian radio station about his controversial catch of Rahul Dravid, which was disallowed by the third umpire.
Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya
said Smith had intimated him [Dalmiya] about the decision to suspend the opener and impose a
fine on him.
In addition to being barred from playing in the second
Test, Dalmiya said, Slater was handed a suspended ban from March 9 to
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