Australian cricketer committed ‘dishonest’ in England, team got severe punishment

Playing in county cricket, Australia’s Nick Maddinson got into controversy due to the size of the bat, due to which his team’s points were deducted.

During the match against Derbyshire on 6 September, the umpire checked the size of Maddinson’s bat.

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australia batsmen Nick Maddinson In England, he has been found guilty of an alleged ‘dishonesty’ case and his team has been punished for his ‘dishonesty’. Nick Maddinson, 30, who has played Test cricket for Australia, is in England these days. county cricket and his team got a severe punishment for breaking a rule there. Maddinson violated the fixed size of the bat for the batsmen, due to which the team lost important points.

Left-handed batsman Nick Maddinson plays for the famous club Durham in the second division of the English County Championship. During a match earlier this month, the umpires found his bat to be more than the prescribed size. The matter came to light on 6 September, the second day of this match against Derbyshire. The umpires had measured the size of the bat, in which he had failed. Since then he was playing with the second bat.

Durham’s cut points

Since then, the Cricket Discipline Commission of the England Cricket Board was investigating this matter and now it has given its decision. On Thursday 23 September, Durham Cricket Club issued a statement saying that Maddinson admitted to the CDC a breach of ECB rules 3.2 and 3.3 and has therefore decided to deduct 10 championship points as punishment.

Although it has been clarified in the statement that Madinson did not do this intentionally, but it was necessary to take strict action against such acts.

Season ends with defeat

Incidentally, Thursday was not a good day for Durham as it had suffered a crushing defeat just a few hours before the decision came. Nottinghamshire not only won the Division Two title by defeating Durham by a huge margin of 462 runs, but also earned promotion to Division One. At the same time, Durham finished the season in sixth place after losing points.

Maddinson’s Australian career

If we talk about Nick Maddinson, then this Australian batsman has played 3 Tests and 6 ODIs in his international career. However, he never got success from Australia. In 4 innings of Test, he could score only 27 runs, whereas in ODIs too, only 45 runs came out of his bat after playing 4 innings. However, he has scored more than 7 thousand runs in first class cricket.