Indian cricket team veteran cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, who decided to play in County Cricket, got suspended by the England Cricket Board (ECB). Pujara has been leading Sussex in the County Championship but due to a violation of conduct, he got banned for a match and the club also docked 12 points.
However, the reason behind Pujara’s suspension is quite shocking as not him but his teammates Jack Carson and Tom Haines were found to produce unsportsmanlike spirit during a match against Leicestershire. However, Pujara was punished for failing to curb his teammates’ conduct. ECB released a statement and revealed the reason behind his suspension.
“Regulation 4.30 of the Professional Conduct Regulations sets out that it shall be a separate offence for the captain where the same individual captained the Team in all of the matches in which the fixed penalties were received, and that the captain will receive an automatic suspension of one match from that competition.” ECB was quoted as saying by Insidesport.
Carson and Haines also got banned for 1 match
Pujara is currently not in the scheme of India’s management to play him even in the Test team. Due to this he decided to move to County cricketer, however, the suspension has now created another trouble for him. Meanwhile, the ECB has also banned Carson and Haines for one match and also revealed how the club got docked 12 points.
“Regulation 4.27 of the Professional Conduct Regulations sets out that it will be a separate offence for a Team: “During any season Registered Cricketers registered with or on loan to the same First-Class County whilst playing for that Team in the County Championship, receive 4 or more fixed penalties”. Regulation 4.29 states that the automatic penalty for such an offence shall be a deduction of 12 points,” ECB said.