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Cricket: Ganguly's Two-Match Ban Overtunred


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has overturned Indian captain Saurav Ganguly's two-match ban for slow play, making him eligible to play in the second test match against South Africa in Calcutta.

ICC Appeals Commissioner Tim Castle reviewed testimony, documents and videotapes of India's match earlier this month against Pakistan in which Ganguly was handed a two-match ban for slow play.

Ganguly blamed the slow over rate on frequent injuries to players and on wet conditions. Castle said the circumstances of the game were unusual and that several of them worked together to slow the match.

Ganguly will now be able to play in India's second test against South Africa, which gets under way Sunday in Calcutta. The first test ended in a draw earlier this week.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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