Tasmania wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been suspended for two games following his third level one code of conduct breach in 18 months during a Marsh Cup match against Victoria. Wade was found guilty of breaching Article 2.5 of the Cricket Australia code for abusing cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment, or fixtures and fittings during a match. This breach, which involved hitting the pitch forcefully with his bat in frustration, triggered an automatic two-game ban due to his accumulation of three level one breaches in the specified time frame.
As a result, Wade will miss Tasmania’s next two Marsh Cup games but will be available for their opening Sheffield Shield game against South Australia. Despite the suspension, he remains a potential candidate for Australia’s T20I squad for an upcoming series against India following the ODI World Cup.