The Kerala Cricket Association has issued a show-cause notice to Sanju Samson for alleged acts of indiscipline during the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, and has appointed a four-member committee to look into the allegations. Samson has subsequently been dropped for Keralas ongoing match against Tripura in Cuttack for disciplinary reasons.KCA secretary TN Ananthanarayanan alleged Samson had misbehaved on several instances during the season. He is also said to have left the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai without informing the team management while the game against Goa was in progress.After he was out for 0 in the second innings, he returned and broke his bat in the dressing room, Ananthanarayanan told ESPNcricinfo. He then went out without informing anybody in the middle of the match and came back only at 8 or 9 pm. We didnt tell BCCI or anybody else regarding this because he is an upcoming player and we want to encourage him. But, he hasnt been co-operating with the team management.According to Ananthanarayanan, Samson had complained of a knee injury ahead of the Tripura game and wanted to go to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore for rehabilitation. He said prevailing fitness issues within the squad - Akshay Chandran, Akshay KC and Jalaj Saxena were all injured and their availability for the eighth round was uncertain - played a hand in KCA not releasing him from the squad.Soon after he was dropped, Samsons father, Vishwanadh Samson, came to Cuttack and insisted on taking his son back to Trivandrum., Ananthanarayanan said. Sanjus father called our president [TC Mathew] and used bad language against him. However, according to a Times of India report, Vishwanadh Samson admitted to speaking to Mathew, but denied abusing him.There is no truth in the allegation. Why should I abuse the KCA president who has worked tirelessly for the betterment of the game, he asked. I wont play with my childs future. I dont know from where such baseless stories emanate. ESPNcricinfos attempts to contact Sanju, Samson and KCA president Mathew remained unsuccessful.Ananthanarayanan said the inquiry committee will likely hear the matter by the middle of December. [KCA vice-president] TR Balakrishnan is the chairman of the committee, which comprises Sreejith V Nair, S Ramesh and P Ranganathan, he said. The committee has to decide by when Samson should respond to the show-cause.Samson started the season with 154 and 47 in Keralas first two games, but has failed to get into double digits in four of his last five innings, which include two ducks. Prior to that, he was part of the India A squad that toured Australia in July-August. He scored 147 runs in five innings, including two fifties, in the 50-over quadrangular tournament. He then played the second unofficial Test against Australia A and managed 47 runs in two innings. Cheap Air Max For Sale . 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TORONTO -- Even in defeat, there is something dignified, maybe even inspiring, about Team Europe.For much of Game 1 of this World Cup of Hockey best-of-three finals Tuesday night, there was a sense not of anticipation but of boredom -- not just from the fans at the Air Canada Centre but from host Team Canada as well.This, after all, is the World Cup of Hockey finals few predicted and even fewer, it appears, wanted.Everyone in attendance, except maybe those few folks in the upper concourse with Team Europe jerseys, knew in advance not just the outcome of the game but also the manner in which Canada would win. That manner would be in the form of a shellacking.It has been the backstory since Team Europe defeated favored Sweden in overtime Sunday afternoon in semifinal action.How could they beat Canada? Simple answer: They couldnt.How could they avoid being embarrassed? Simple answer: They couldnt.In spite of all that, it appeared Team Europe was interested in something else entirely, and that single-mindedness gave us a strangely compelling and wholly unexpected 3-1 victory by Canada.Even after giving up a goal by Brad Marchand on Canadas first shot of the game, Team Europe did something no other team has done in this tournament. They played their game -- not Canadas.Even when they fell behind 2-0 on Steven Stamkos first goal of the tournament after a grisly turnover by Team Europe defenseman Zdeno Chara, Team Europe pushed the pace.They played smart. They were patient. They forechecked with great diligence. For the first time in the tournament, Canada had to rely on goalie Carey Price to keep things under control.At the end of the second period, it was 2-1 after Tomas Tatar scored his third goal in two games for Team Europe.It was finally around the midway point of the third period, after a particularly impressive sequence for Team Europe, that the slumbering crowd, seemingly oxygen-deprived for the previous two-and-a-half periods, noticed that the outcome wasnt all that assured and the expected crushing of Team Europe wasnt going to happen according to plan and actually made their presence felt.Patrice Bergeron scored an insurance marker, and Canada won Game 1, as they were expected to, even if many Canadian players expressed disappointment at their play.We didnt play our best -- thats for sure, Canadian defenseman Drew Doughty?said. They played well, though. We kind of had spurts where we really let them outplay us.Head coach Mike Babcock agreed.I thought they were betterr than us for long stretches of the game, the routinely blunt Canadian said.ddddddddddddJust as I wasnt sure whether this would it be an embarrassing rout, sucking the last of the air out of the event, I likewise werent sure just how Team Europe would respond to Game 1. What was impressive was it seemed to be equal parts defiance and excitement.I think it gives us a lot of optimism, Team Europe defenseman Mark Streit?said. Before the game, we didnt really know how were going to start, what kind of game its going to be.The mindset is not that you want to have a close game, he added. The mindset is you want to win the game. You know we dont really care what people think or fans think. We know what we can do. We know what kind of potential we have on our team.If it seems like the latter half of this tournament has been a total love-in for Team Europe head coach Ralph Krueger, well, get over it. From the opening shift, Europe showed they werent the least bit afraid of Canada, driving the net and drawing a penalty.Krueger insisted there are lots of good things that can be taken out of Tuesdays game. But make no mistake: His players are ticked off.Were very angry right now, which is a good thing, but we also are confident with what we felt today, Krueger said. Im sure were going to come out fighting very strong in Game 2.As he pointed out, in a best-of-three series, it doesnt matter?what order you win your two games.Frans Nielsen said no one in the Team Europe locker room feels that they are done.Third [goal] was tough. Because we were right there, and we played well, said Nielsen, one of the teams best forwards in the tournament. But same time, this for sure gives the group a lot of confidence, and I think we have a feeling in there that this is far from over. We know we can go out there and take a game, take the next one and make this a one-game series.OK, so heres the thing. Canada will likely win Game 2 on Thursday and take home that weird trophy that was trotted out on the ice before Tuesdays game. They should. Theyre the better team, even if they might have played their poorest game of the tournament Tuesday. Maybe on Thursday theyll win by four or five.But until that happens, Team Europe deserves more than theyve been given here. They deserve our attention and our respect.At the very least, Im pretty sure theyve gotten that from Team Canada. ' ' '