Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Christchurch Cricketer Suspended for Monkey Taunt

Harbhajan Singh probably got away with it but Ben McCord could not. The Lancaster Park-Woolston (a Christchurch club) all-rounder was handed a four-match ban after he called Marist batsman Niranjan Nagelswaran a "f****** monkey".

The incident actually occurred in a premier grade match in January, McCord was hit for a boundary by the young Sri Lankan.

Unlike the Harbhajan-Andrew Symonds saga, umpire Phil Agent heard the abuse in this case and reported the player.

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