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Sardar Singh suspended for one game

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New Delhi, Jan 31 : Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh was Saturday handed a one-match suspension for "inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player" during a Hockey India League (HIL) match.

HIL's disciplinary committee met Saturay morning to discuss Sardar's conduct in Friday’s match against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here.

"The incident involved Sardar Singh’s inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player which clearly breached the HIL Code of Conduct. The incident was proved by the video footage as well as Sardar Singh accepting the breach on the field," said an HIL statement.

"HIL disciplinary committee has suspended Sardar Singh for one match. He will not play the match against Dabang Mumbai scheduled to be played Feb 1 in New Delhi."

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