Matthew Wade charged with CA Code of Conduct breach
February 08, 2018
Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Hobart Hurricanes BBL’s Matthew Wade has been charged for breaching the CA Code of Conduct on 4 February 2018 in the KFC Big Bash League Final against Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval.
Wade was reported for breaching CA 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 the Hurricanes’ batting innings, when Wade was dismissed.
As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, Match Referee Peter Marshall reviewed the umpires’ report and – as a higher range of sanctions was applicable given it was Wade’s second Level 1 offence in the last 18 months – a sanction of $6,000 was proposed, should the player accept the umpire’s version of events.
Wade denied the offence and opted to contest the charge at a hearing before the Match Referee, however he was found guilty and the proposed sanction was upheld.