“During Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship match against Gloucestershire between April 26 and 29, Godleman was reported by umpires Rob Bailey and Martin Saggers for a level two breach of the directives: throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate and dangerous manner.
“Godleman had previously received three penalty points following a level two breach in September 2014. The penalty for a subsequent breach at level two within 24 months is six penalty points. Godleman has therefore received a total of nine penalty points, triggering an automatic suspension.
“He will be suspended from all cricket under the jurisdiction of the ECB until and including Wednesday, May 13 – a period which covers Derbyshire’s next two first XI fixtures.
“These penalty points will remain on his record for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine, 18 or more penalty points in any two-year period will result in an automatic suspension.”
The 26-year old Godleman is quite an experienced county player and has represented three teams (Essex, Middlesex and Derbyshire) in his 10-year career so far.
On the other hand, The 24-year-old Peter Handscomb announced himself to Australia last summer when he guided the Melbourne Stars to an unlikely win with a brilliant unbeaten century at the MCG.