Coulter-Nile suspended for one Sheffield Shield match

Perth, Nov 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday suspended fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile from Western Australia’s (WA) Sheffield Shield match against Victoria, starting at the WACA here on Friday.

Coulter-Nile was reported on November 24 for breaching CA’s Code of Behaviour Article 2.1.3 (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision) during WA’s first bowling innings in a Toyota Futures League match against Queensland.

Given this was the 28-year-old’s second Level 1 Code of Behaviour offence in 18 months, match referee Matthew Hall offered Coulter-Nile a proposed sanction of two suspension points, which had the effect of suspending him from playing in WA’s next Sheffield Shield match.

The right-armer disputed the proposed sanction and a disciplinary hearing was conducted on November 25. After the hearing, the match referee determined that the proposed sanction of two suspension points should be upheld.

Coulter-Nile chose to appeal the decision. CA Code of Behaviour commissioner Glen Williams heard the appeal on Thursday and dismissed the appeal, confirming the original sanction.

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