Zadran, Nabi warned for breaching code of conduct

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Zadran, Nabi warned for breaching code of conduct

Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 03 Apr, 2017, 01:18 AM

Dawlat Zadran was warned for throwing the ball at the Ireland batsman even when the latter wasn’t going for a run © Getty

Pacer Dawlat Zadran and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi have been warned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during Afghanistan’s 172-run win over Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Greater Noida last week.

Nabi, who had appealed and celebrated while taking a catch off Andy Balbirne, was found guilty of ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’ as he had clearly grassed the chance. He was handed one demerit point.

Dawlat, on the other hand, was found guilty after he fired a throw at Ireland’s No 11 batsman Peter Chase even as the latter wasn’t looking for a run. The ball hit the batsman, who was at the crease.

Both players accepted the sanctions proposed by the match referee Graeme La Brooy and no formal hearing was needed.

Four demerit points results in a suspension point. Thereafter, two suspension points against a player’s name results in a ban from either an ICC Intercontinental Cup match, two One-Day Internationals or two Twenty20 Internationals, depending on whichever comes first.

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AASU, native groups warn BJP against settling Hindu Bangladeshis

The All-Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 29 other organisations representing various indigenous and ethnic communities of Assam Saturday warned the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in the state against trying to settle Hindu Bangladeshis who arrived in India after 1971.

“The BJP, which came to power by promising to protect indigenous communities by raising the slogan of jaati-maati-bheti, is now conspiring to reduce these communities of Assam into a minority by settling Hindu Bangladeshis who came after 1971. We will thwart all such attempts,” AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said at a rally held here on Saturday.

AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya said, “The Assam Accord has clearly stated that only those who came before March 25, 1971 will be accepted. Sonowal must respect and abide by Assam Accord.”

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‘Punishing’ Britain will hurt EU too: London mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (AP photo/File) London Mayor Sadiq Khan (AP photo/File)

The mayor of London on Tuesday warned the European Union against punishing Britain in Brexit negotiations, saying that everyone would suffer the consequences. Speaking in Brussels a day before Britain triggers the two-year Brexit process, Sadiq Khan also urged Prime Minister Theresa May to give a “cast iron” guarantee of the rights of EU citizens living in Britain.

“There is no need for the EU to send a message or to instil fear by punishing the UK,” Khan told an event run by the Politico Europe newspaper.

“A bad Brexit deal that hurts London would hurt the EU too,” added Khan, who is meeting key EU figures including European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani while in Brussels.

Khan warned that businesses driven out of London, the world’s leading financial centre, would “leave Europe altogether and go to New York and Singapore instead.”

“A bad Brexit really is a lose-lose situation.”

The London mayor, whose city voted overwhelmingly against Brexit in last year’s referendum, called on May to set a positive tone for the Brexit talks by quickly agreeing to protect the rights of the three million EU citizens in Britain, including one million in London.

“It would be a perfect gesture of goodwill to provide a cast iron guarantee of their rights to remain in the UK,” Khan said.

Khan also held a minute of silence for victims of last week’s attack on the British parliament and said it was important for Britain and the EU to keep cooperating on security after Brexit.

After meeting Khan, Tajani said that he would “work hard towards achieving a fair and orderly divorce between the European Union and the United Kingdom.”

MEPs will have the final vote on any Brexit deal, and are also set to vote next week in Strasbourg on a resolution on their goals for the negotiations.

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