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India in Canberra, 3rd Test Still On in Perth

India's cricket team has arrived in Canberra, Australia, two days behind schedule after the International Cricket Council arranged a deal covering the current umpiring, sportsmanship and racial abuse scandal.

India will play a tour match in the Australian capital city before heading to Perth for the third test next Wednesday.

Indian captain Anil Kumble did not rule out another suspension of play if the current dispute involving bowler Harbhajan Singh was not overturned on appeal.

Singh was handed a three-test ban for calling Australian batsman Andrew Symonds -- who is of Caribbean heritage -- "a monkey" during the second test in Sydney. Indian players have denied Singh made the taunt, and Kumble said he had asked Aussie captain Ricky Ponting to handle the matter informally.

However, the incident was referred to the match referee, and Singh was penalized. The International Cricket Council announced that New Zealand High Court Judge John Hansen will hear the appeal. Singh can still play pending the outcome of his hearing. ICC chief referee Ranjan Madugalle will meet with Kumble and Ponting ahead of the third test in an effort to clear the air. Australia leads the three-test series, 2-0.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.