- Fast bowler James Pattinson found guilty of code of conduct violation during a home match
- Pattinson has been convicted of the Code of Conduct twice in the past year.
- Pattinson will not be able to play in the first Test against Pakistan next week.
Brisbane . Cricket Australia (CA) has banned fast bowler James Pattinson for a match. Due to this, he will not be able to play in the first Test against Pakistan next week. Pattinson is banned for violating the Code of Conduct during a domestic match. Pattinson misbehaved with the Queensland player and umpire while playing for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.
Pattinson has been convicted by the CA twice of Code of Conduct in the past year. For this reason, when he abused a Queensland player in a home match last week, he was banned for a match. This means that Mitchell Starc will play alongside Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in the first Test against Pakistan at the Gabba.
“I made a mistake in a moment”
Pattinson said, “I made a mistake in that moment, I immediately realized this and I apologized to the umpire and the opposing players at the same time.” I made a mistake and I accept this and the punishment is also acceptable. I have to stay away from a Test match. This is my fault. ”
Players have to behave well: Tim Paine
Australian captain Tim Paine has also expressed displeasure over James Pattinson’s behavior. He said, James knows he has let himself and the team down. There was a discussion with team management and players last night about this. In which it came to be known that how we set high standards by our behavior. Since the imposition of a one-year ban on then captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner in the ball tampering controversy in 2018, Cricket Australia has taken a tough stance on discipline. The stern action against Pattinson is also evidence of this. The first Test of the two-match series between Australia and Pakistan is going to start in Brisbane from Thursday.