Joe Burns Fined for Breaching CA’s Code of Conduct
The Sheffield Shield tournament is Australia’s primary tournament and the last step to get into the Australian team.
With the Ashes just around the corner, players playing in the tournament want to make the most of the opportunity and present a strong case for themselves. Joe Burns who had played for the Australian team as an opener before is looking forward to making a place for himself in the national team for the upcoming summer.
But all is not good at the moment for the Queenslander, as he was fined 20 percent of his match fees for hitting the stumps with his bat after Gabe Ball delivery dismissed him.
In a match between Queensland and Tasmania at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Burns was bowled on 70 while chasing 156 runs in the fourth innings. Burns was batting well until he chopped one onto his stumps and then out of frustration he clipped the broken stumps before heading back to the pavilion.
Burns later admitted he breached CA’s Code of Conduct and accepted the 20 percent fine that would get deducted from his match fees. A statement by Cricket Australia read,
“Burns was reported for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.1.2 – abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match – a Level 1 offence, Match Referee Robert Parry considered the umpires’ report, and proposed a sanction of a reprimand and a fine of 20 percent of Burns’ match fee. Burns admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, no hearing was required.”
Queensland won the low scoring match by seven wickets and move up to second place in the table.
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