Sussex skipper and Indian Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has been suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for violating code of conduct.
Sussex has also been penalised with 2 points for their flagrant violation of the conduct regulations. As per ECB, Pujara’s one-match suspension is due to un-sportman like conduct of two of his teammates – Jack Carson and Tom Haines.
What actually happened?
The incident occurred during the Sussex vs Leicestershire match at Hove. Although Pujara did not break the ECB’s Professional Conduct Regulations, his failure to curb Carson’s and Haines’ conduct is the reason behind his suspension.
ECB detailed the reason behind Pujara’s 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.
Apart from Pujara, Haines and Carson have also been dropped from Sussex’s next fixture against Derbyshire on September 19.