WEST Warrnambool paceman Jed Turland has been suspended for two playing days for bad behaviour during Sunday’s Warrnambool and District Cricket Association division one grand final.
The 20-year-old accepted the match committee’s offer of two playing days after being hit with two charges. The first was unsportsmanlike behaviour.
The second was for abuse to equipment in that he smashed a table inside the Reid Oval change rooms with his bat after being dismissed for a duck during his side’s first innings.
WDCA general manager Michael Harrison said the match committee had also ordered Turland pen a written apology to Nestles Cricket Club, which owned the table, and reimburse the club for the cost of a replacement.
He said Turland had agreed to do both.
“I believe he has contacted the Nestles Cricket Club and it is under control,” Harrison said.
He said the match committee had broken from its normal practice of suspending players for games.
“It’s the first two playing days of next season,” he said.
“We don’t know when we plan to start and what format we will start off with because we haven’t had our planning day for next season yet,” the general manager said.
Harrison said if the association started with Twenty20 games like this season, Turland would miss two days of it, the equivalent of four games.
But if the season opened with a two-day game, the ban would be for that one match.