Mumbai: ODI discard Abhishek Nayar and medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni have been reprimanded by the Mumbai Cricket Association and dropped for a pre-season tournament in Nagpur later this month on disciplinary grounds.
Nayar (28), who has played in three ODIs, and Kulkarni, 23, have been punished for using abusive language with the umpires during the final of the Shafi Darashah tournament held in Bangalore last month, according to MCA sources.
"There was a letter from the Karnataka State Cricket Association (headed by Anil Kumble) about the incident. An inquiry was conducted by Dr P V Shetty (MCA's joint secretary) and disciplinary action has been taken against the duo. They have been left out of the Bapuna cricket tournament in Nagpur," the sources said.