Ponting to be hauled up by ICC for damaging TV
Mumbai: Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is facing charges for breaching the International Cricket Council Players` Code of Conduct for damaging a LCD television set in the team`s dressing room at Ahmedabad`s Motera Stadium.The ICC has received a communication from the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) following the complaint lodged by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) to the board about Ponting`s unacceptable behaviour when he vent his ire on the TV set after being run out during the defending champions` World Cup opener against Zimbabwe on Monday."Yes, we have received it this afternoon," ICC spokesperson Colin Gibson told PTI and said a decision is expected on the charges later today.Gibson also confirmed that Ponting`s behaviour comes under the ICC`s Code of Conduct for players."Yes, it does," he said without elaborating.Ponting had apologised for the incident to the GCA, who hosted the tie, but the latter went ahead to register a complaint with the BCCI against him."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 yesterday."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.