Sikh Union all-rounder Nadeem suspended

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Oct 18, 2014
  • Subash Modi, keeps a close watch on Jadavji Bhimji in league match. Modi was the umpire in the match between Sikh Union and Stray Lions which led to the suspension of Nadeem Ahmed.

Sikh Union have been dealt a major blow ahead of their crunch Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association match against Kanbis on Sunday.

This is because of the suspension of one of their dependable players, Nadeem Ahmed for three matches by the Nairobi Province Cricket Association which met at Nairobi Simba Union Club on Tuesday.

Ahmed, an all rounder for was suspended by the NPCA Disciplinary Committee, on allegations of dissent. The decision was taken after the player was cited by match officials for his actions during the tie against Stray Lions on October 5 at Peponi School which Sikh Union won by 150 runs.

According to our source who is knowledgeable about the disciplinary procedures at NPCA, Ahmed who appeared before the NPCA disciplinary committee made up of Tom Tikolo, Rajesh Patel, Fareed Tahir, Asad Malik and Ravi Kaul was cited for allegedly using unsportsman language or gestures which were injurious and insulting.

In the match against Stray Lions, the top order batsman appeared angry after being given out lbw by veteran umpire Subash Modi off the bowling of spinner Hiren Varaiya for 16 runs. Modi was assisted by Asgar Kassam.

The absence of Ahmed will be felt during the crunch match against Kanbis, the NPCA League defending champions on Sunday at Simba Union Club.

Although Ahmed has only struck one century this season, his contribution as a batsman and a bowler has proved invaluable to a team that is looking for their first ever league title.

An aggressive batsman and a smart fielder, Ahmed provides handy back-up to the bowlers and his absence weakens Sikh’s batting order.

In his absence, Uganda’s international all-rounder Arnold Otwani will have the onus to deliver.

Kanbis are topping the league standing with 240 points with two matches to play, eleven clear of second-placed Sikh Union.