Amit Mishra faces charges of assault on a woman

The woman, identified by police as Vandana, has accused the 32-year-old Indian right-arm spinner of assaulting her with a kettle at a luxury hotel in Bengaluru on September 25.

Amit Mishra is likely to feature in the two upcoming ODIs against South Africa this week.   -  Sampath Kumar G.P.

Indian police have summoned Indian cricketer Amit Mishra over allegations that he assaulted a woman filmmaker in a hotel room in Bengaluru, an official said Tuesday. The woman, identified by police as Vandana, accused the 32-year-old Indian right-arm spinner of assaulting her with a kettle at a luxury hotel on September 25.

"We have filed an FIR (first information report) against Mishra on the basis of the complaint Vandana filed on September 27 and issued a notice asking him to appear before our investigating officer within a week," Sandeep Patil, Bangalore deputy commissioner of police told reporters.

Patil said they have sent a copy of the summons to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as the accused was attending a camp organised by the board in the city when the alleged incident happened. The Mumbai-based film producer had said in her complaint she had known the cricketer for three years and had gone to meet him at the hotel when he allegedly assaulted her.

Mishra has been named as a member of the Indian squad due to play the remaining two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) this month and the first two Tests against South Africa next month.

The spinner plays for the Indian team in all three formats of the game.