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Last Updated: Monday, 1 August 2005, 09:37 GMT 10:37 UK
Nehra reprimanded over appealing
Ashish Nehra
Nehra has bowled tightly in both tri-series games so far
India paceman Ashish Nehra has been severely reprimanded for excessive appealing in the tri-series defeat by Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday.

Nehra fell foul of the code of conduct by "pre-empting a decision" when he felt Farveez Maharoof edged behind.

Referee Mike Proctor said Nehra had "admitted celebrating the dismissal before the umpire had made his decision and not turning around and appealing".

"The incident took place at the end of the 45th over," Proctor added.

The left-armer finished with 0-34 off his 10 overs as Sri Lanka claimed a tense three-wicket win in the opening match of the series.

Nehra bounced back to take 2-23 in nine overs in India's six-wicket victory over West Indies in Dambulla on Sunday.

Meanwhile, India have welcomed back Sourav Ganguly who has served his four-match ban for persistent slow overrates.

He flew into Sri Lanka on Monday and will be available for Wednesday's game against the hosts.

Rahul Dravid will continue to lead the side and he would not confirm whether Ganguly would definitely play.

Dravid said: "I'm not going to reveal my secrets. Sourav's position is to be revealed on the day of the game."




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