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Cricket: Ganguly to Appeal 6-Match Suspension


Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly will appeal a six-match ban handed down by the International Cricket Council for India's slow run rate during its one-day series against visiting Pakistan.

Ganguly was banned for six one-day internationals after Tuesday's last-ball loss to Pakistan in Ahmedabad. ICC match referee Chris Board also fined Ganguly 30 percent of his match fee as captain after India exceeded the time allotted for its innings.

In November, Ganguly was handed a two-test ban for his team's slow over rate during a one-day defeat against Pakistan. The Indian captain appealed and ICC Commissioner Tim Castle overturned the ban.

Unless the ICC overturns the current ban, Ganguly would miss the remaining two matches against Pakistan, and four matches of a one-day series against the West Indies and host Sri Lanka in August.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and Reuters.

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