The Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) cricket team was banned from this year’s Ranji Trophy due to their refusal to go to Srinagar for a Plate Division match against Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) cricket team was scheduled to play a Ranji Trophy game against Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) at Srinagar from November 3 to November 6 2009.

“However, the SSCB forfeited the match, having expressed its inability to send its cricket team to Srinagar. The SSCB has therefore been disqualified from participating in the 2009-10 edition of the Ranji Trophy, in accordance with the rules of the BCCI pertaining to domestic tournaments,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.

“A decision on any further action against the SSCB will be taken by the BCCI’s working committee.”

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