Johannesburg, Mar 19 (ANI): An Australian cricketer has reportedly been suspended for two four-day matches or four one-day or Twenty20 games for a bizarre incident in which he scratched the image of a penis and testicles into the pitch.
The Australian cricket fraternity was rife with jokes about 'ball tampering' after South Australian paceman Daniel Worrall was slapped with a penalty of four suspension points for the offense, which is equal to the above-mentioned duration.
According to Sport24, Worrall was reported for 'unbecoming conduct' and 'bringing the game into disrepute' after the incident during a Futures League match between South Australia and Victoria, in which he scratched the image into a wicket due to be used for another match.
Expressing disappointment at Worall's actions, South Australia Cricket Association high performance general manager Jamie Cox said that it is not in line with the behaviour they expect, although he added that the player regrets his behaviour and has accepted the penalty. (ANI)