BRISBANE : Queensland’s Joe Burns has been fined 20 per cent of match fee after hitting his stumps with his bat following his dismissal in the JLT Sheffield Shield on Monday.
Burns was bowled for 70 by Tasmania’s Gabe Bell as the Bulls closed in on victory at Blundstone Arena, with the right-hander chopping the ball back onto his stumps. As the Tasmanians celebrated the wicket, Burns clipped the broken wicket with his bat before heading for the pavilion.
Cricket Australia today announced that Burns had admitted breaching CA’s Code of Conduct and has accepted a reprimand and a fine.
“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,” a CA statement read.
“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.”
Burns made scores of 11 and 70 as Queensland won by seven wickets, their second win from as many matches so far this season.