Sam Fanning suspended for pitch tampering in WA premier cricket last

West Australian batter Sam Fanning has been hit with a four-match ban after being cited for tampering with the pitch in the course of the state’s premier cricket last.

Fanning, who represented Australia on the under-19s degree, was caught digging his spikes into the pitch late on day one whereas representing Perth CC towards Bayswater-Morley CC.

The ban handed right down to the 22-year-old means he’ll miss the beginning of the 2023-24 season.

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”WA Cricket expects excessive requirements of behaviour from all contracted gamers, on and off the sector. We have been disenchanted to study of the incident involving Sam, which didn’t replicate our values,” WA Cricket’s Common Supervisor of Excessive Efficiency Kade Harvey mentioned in an announcement.

“Alongside the penalty, we are going to work with Sam and supply an training and growth plan in keeping with dwelling our values and making higher selections shifting ahead.”

The left-hander’s ban sours what was a drought-breaking last for Perth, who beat Bayswater-Morley for its first premiership in 74 years, with Fanning high scoring with 123.

Fanning was named the Participant of the Match in his facet’s large 217-run win within the two-day last.

The younger opener broke by means of for his first-class debut for Western Australia this season, scoring 137 runs at a median of 19.57 in 4 Protect matches.

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