Aussie cricketer suspended for smashing up dressing rooms

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Australian limited overs international Dan Christian has been suspended for one match by South Australia for smashing up three dressing rooms this season.

Christian was punished after his frustration at being dismissed led to him damage dressing rooms at the Adelaide Oval, Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Perth’s WACA ground.

The 29-year-old all-rounder, who has played 17 one-day internationals and 11 Twenty20 matches for his country, will miss this weekend’s Sheffield Shield match against Victoria.

“When blokes get out it really is tough, but it doesn’t give anybody the right to actually smash up equipment and smash up dressing rooms,” South Australia Cricket Association Director of Cricket Jamie Cox told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday.

“It doesn’t give anyone permission to destroy property, no matter how bad a day you have had.

“He is an emotional guy and that emotion works really well for him on the field at times, but that is no excuse for damaging property.

“We all have bad days but you can’t go … belting holes in walls and start upsetting the people around you.”

Christian was named in the Australia test squad last year but never played a match. He has not featured in the reckoning this year despite an injury to number one all-rounder Shane Watson.

More in Archives

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Maxton Lawrie

    Essequibo rice farmer killed by sister in apparent act of self defence

  2. Kelly Datt

    Bandits shoot dead one of their own during Edinburgh robbery

  3. Sueanna Walcott

    Mahaicony crash claims second victim

  4. Area where Akeem Grimmond’s body was found

    Boy, 14, found murdered in burial ground

  5. Nazim Jabhar and Angela Jabhar

    Woman critical, niece, 3, injured in Albion hit and run

  6. Gailann Chacon

    Excavator operator killed, friend injured

  7. Alvin Reid

    ‘Satan’ charged with murdering Two Sisters girl

  8. Tyrell Pershad

    Stewartville woman seeks answers after finding son dead at home


Recommended For You