Gambhir demands life ban for Amit Bhandari's attacker

Last Updated: Feb 11 2019 19:45

CRICKET- Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has called for a life ban on an Under-23 player who attacked Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) senior selection committee chairman Amit Bhandari earlier today.

Former Indian pacer Bhandari was attacked during the Under-23 team’s trials at St Stephen’s ground in Delhi by a group of unidentified men.

“Disgusted to see this happen right in heart of the capital. This can’t slip under the carpet and I will personally ensure it does not,” Gambhir tweeted.

“To begin with I am calling for a life ban for the player who orchestrated this attack post his non-selection.”

Bhandari suspect U-23 state team aspirant Anuj Dedha of attacking him after he was rejected for the National (U-23) one-dayers.

What had happened earlier today?

A couple of men came on St Stephen’s ground and directly went up to Bhandari who was watching the probables play a trial match. After a heated argument with Bhandari, the two men went out and came back with 15 men armed with hockey sticks, rods and cycle chains. They repeatedly hit Bhandari with hockey sticks and rods.

Bhandari sustained head and ear injuries and was taken to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh.