Days after former India international S Sreesanth went live on Instagram accusing Gautam Gambhir of using "rude words" during a Legends League Cricket (LLC) match, the pacer has been served a legal notice by the tournament commissioner.
The LLC legal notice found Sreesanth guilty of breaching his contract, media reports said. The league would only talk with him after the said videos "criticising the player within the preview of the league" was removed from his handles, the report added.
Gambhir and Sreesanth, India's World Cup-winning players, were involved in a heated exchange during an Eliminator match between LLC teams Indian Capitals and Gujarat Giants in Surat on Wednesday.
The Sreesanth-Gambhir LLC face-off
The umpires had to intervene and separate the two players.
"He kept on calling me 'fixer fixer, you are a fixer, **** off you fixer' on live television on centre wicket," Sreesanth said while going live from his Instagram handle.
"I just said 'what are you saying', I kept laughing in a sarcastic way. He spoke to the umpires in the same language when they tried to control him," he added.
Sreesanth was handed a life ban by the BCCI's disciplinary committee due to his alleged involvement in the IPL 2013 spot fixing scandal.
However, the ban was reduced to seven years in 2019 by the Supreme court of India.
"Legends League Cricket strives to uphold the spirit of cricket and sportsmanship and will conduct an internal investigation on the violation of the code of conduct. Any misconduct that has occurred both on and off the field including on social media platforms will be dealt with strictly," said Syed Kirmani, head of code of conduct & ethics committee, LLC in a statement on Thursday.
"The code of conduct has clearly stated that necessary action will be taken against players that bring disrepute to the league, the spirit of the game and the teams that they are representing.
"We make our stand very clear and continue to work towards sharing the game with millions of cricketing lovers across the nation and world," added the former India wicket-keeping great.
Sreesanth, on his part said he didn't utter one foul word, adding that he couldn't understand what was the reason behind Gambhir's alleged outburst.
"From my side, I didn't use any bad word. Please guys support the real truth. He has been doing it with a lot of people. I have no idea why he started it, it was the end of the over.
- With PTI inputs