Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cricket World Cup: Ricky Ponting faces ICC charge

Australia captain Ricky Ponting will be charged for allegedly damaging a television set in the dressing room after being dismissed against Zimbabwe.

Ponting, 36, was run out for 28 runs as Australia began the World Cup with a 91-run win over Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad.

The International Cricket Council acted after receiving a report from the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI).

An ICC spokesman said: "We received a report about the incident and have taken the decision to charge him."

Officials at the World Cup venue in Gujarat accused Ponting of causing the damage after the Tasmanian was run out at the non-striker's end by a direct throw from Chris Mpofu as he attempted a second run.


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