GCA to register complaint with BCCI on Ponting smashing LCD

Ahmedabad: Ricky Ponting might have apologised but the Gujarat Cricket Association on Tuesday said it will register a complaint with the BCCI over the smashing of an LCD television set in the dressing room by the Australian skipper during his side`s World Cup opener against Zimbabwe.

"We shall be lodging a complaint with the BCCI about the smashing of LCD television set kept in the Australian team`s dressing room here," GCA Secretary Rajesh Patel told PTI.

"Our complaint will be forwarded to the International Cricket Council(ICC) by the BCCI and they will be take a final decision on the issue," he said.

"This not fair on part of the Australian team," he said adding that the television set was worth over Rs 35,000.

The incident occurred immediately after Ponting was run out on 28 yesterday by a direct hit from Chris Mpofu in the Group A clash between Australia and Zimbabwe.

The enraged Australian skipper allegedly hit the LCD with his bat after entering the dressing room, GCA sources said.

GCA officials said they had informed the Australian cricket authorities about the incident.

Ponting has reportedly apologised for the incident.