Andrew Gale Gets Additional Two-Match Ban for Ashwell Prince Spat

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale had called Lancashire's South African batsman Ashwell Prince a "f****** Kolpak" during their side's County Championship match last month. A 'Kolpak' cricketer is one who was born overseas, but who qualifies to play in English domestic cricket under the laws of the European Union.

updated: October 03, 2014 21:13 IST
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London: Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale will serve an additional two-match ban over his verbal abuse of Lancashire's South African batsman Ashwell Prince, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday.

Gale, who must also attend an anger management course, has already served a mandatory two-game ban over the incident and was prevented from attending Yorkshire's County Championship trophy presentation ceremony.

The ECB had been investigating whether there was a racist element to his description of Prince as a "f****** Kolpak", but while he has avoided a formal hearing, he has been hit with a further two-game suspension.

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