Joe Burns charged with CA Code of Conduct breach
November 08, 2017
Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Queensland’s Joe Burns has been charged for breaching the CA Code of Conduct on 6 November 2017 in his side’s JLT Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Blundstone Arena.
Burns was reported for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.1.2 - abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match – a Level 1 offence.
The offence occurred during Queensland’s second innings, when Burns was dismissed.
As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, Match Referee Robert Parry considered the umpires’ report, and proposed a sanction of a reprimand and a fine of 20 per cent of Burns’ match fee.
Burns admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, no hearing was required.