The Legends League Cricket (LLC) has announced an internal investigation into the recent dispute between former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and S. Sreesanth during an LLC Season 2 Eliminator match between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants. This altercation, which has drawn widespread attention, is being viewed as a breach of the league's Code of Conduct.
The confrontation between Gambhir and Sreesanth during the match, which led to a heated argument and intervention by umpires, is under review. Sreesanth, speaking after the match, accused Gambhir of making offensive remarks and lacking respect for his colleagues. He specifically highlighted Gambhir's alleged use of derogatory language and accusations related to the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
LLC has responded by affirming its commitment to upholding the spirit of the game, both on and off the field. The league's Code of Conduct & Ethics Committee intends to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, including actions taken on and off the field and on social media platforms.
Syed Kirmani, Head of the Code of Conduct & Ethics Committee, emphasized the league's commitment to sportsmanship and maintaining the game's integrity. Raman Raheja, CEO of LLC, reiterated that players contracted within the league are bound by specific terms regarding misconduct, and necessary actions will be taken in line with the established codes of conduct.
The LLC expressed regret that this incident has diverted attention from an otherwise thrilling season that saw national and international cricket legends coming together to play for their respective teams. The league aims to refocus on the game itself while allowing the appropriate committees to handle the investigation and subsequent actions concerning individuals found in violation of the code of conduct.
Meanwhile, Gambhir posted a cryptic message on social media, seemingly downplaying the issue sparked by Sreesanth, stating, "Smile when the world is all about attention."
As the investigation unfolds, the LLC is striving to maintain the sanctity of the sport and ensure that the spirit of cricket is upheld by all participants within its purview.
(With Agency Inputs)