Updated December 21st, 2023 at 20:42 IST
WATCH: Why Tom Curran got suspended for 4 games by Cricket Australia, here's the damning video
Sydney Sixers allrounder Tom Curran has been handed a four-match ban for intimidating an umpire in the Big Bash League. Get all the details here.
Sydney Sixers' Tom Curran has been handed a four match ban in the Big Bash League for intimidating an onfield umpire. He was found to be guilty and was charged with a level 3 offence as per Cricket Australia's code of conduct. The franchise already announced they would appeal the ban.
3 things you need to know
- Tom Curran has been handed a four match ban
- The England all rounder plays for Sydney Sixers
- He was picked by RCB in the auction
Tom Curran has been handed a four match ban by Cricket Australia
The incident happened during the practice ahead of the Sixers' game against Hobart Hurricanes on December 11. Curran who was recently bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction was seen performing a bowling run up in the practice session. The fourth umpire asked him not to run onto the pitch.
But the player continued his errands and ran to the opposite end of the pitch. He then almost ran straight to the umpire who was standing just beside the stumps. Cricket Australia issued a detailed statement explaining the event occurred.
Cricket Australia released video of the Tom Curran incident
"The umpire took position next to the stumps, blocking Curran from approaching the pitch and gestured to Curran to move away from the pitch.
“Curran was seen in the footage gesturing to the umpire to move away from the pitch. Curran then attempted to perform a practice run-up and run at pace straight towards the umpire who stood in the bowling crease facing Curran. The umpire stepped to his right to avoid the risk of collision.”
Sixers head Rachael Haynes said they will be helping Tom and would further appeal the decision.
"Tom and the club maintain that Tom did not knowingly or intentionally intimidate a match official, and on legal advice, we will exercise our right to appeal the decision.
We will support Tom during this period and look forward to him returning to the field."
Tom will be seen playing for RCB in IPL 2024.
Published December 21st, 2023 at 20:41 IST