Adam Zampa: The 28-year old player has been handed a one-match suspension following an act of audible obscenity.
Big Bash League franchise Melbourne Stars, who were the runners-up in the last season, are currently at the fifth position on the back of winning and losing a couple of matches each.
Stars, who started with a couple of victories against Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder, have dropped down the points table after losses against Sydney Sixers and Thunder.
An element of the game which has further not worked in their favour is senior players missing the tournament at various stages due to separate reasons. While wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow couldn’t travel to Australia after a Test call-up, pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile is out with a calf injury.
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Spinner Adam Zampa, who had earlier missed a match to be with his family just like his teammate Marcus Stoinis, has now been added a one-match suspension to increase Stars’ woes this season.
In the last match against Thunder, Zampa registered expensive bowling figures of 4-0-49-3 as Stars conceded 219/7 in 20 overs. Expressing frustration midway the innings, Zampa was heard abusing verbally which has found him in trouble now.
Zampa, who had exposed himself to a ‘Level One’ offence against the Brisbane Heat for “using language, actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter” last season, has suffered a one-match ban for being a repeated offender of the BBL’s Code of Conduct.
a google search of “Adam Zampa swearing” is entertaining even if it doesn’t help with his latest transgression
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) December 31, 2020
In addition to the suspension, Zampa was fined $2,500 by Cricket Australia for an “audible obscenity” at the Manuka Oval. The development means that Zampa will miss Stars’ next match against Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval on January 2.
In the four T20s that Zampa has played for Stars this season, he has dismissed seven batsmen at an average of 18.57, an economy rate of 8.12 and an economy rate of 13.7.