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Victoria captain Matthew Wade has been suspended for one game and fined 50 per cent of his match fee after he broke a window during his side’s Matador Cup match against Queensland at North Sydney Oval on Tuesday.
The incident occurred after Wade was dismissed for 18 and threw a water bottle at a drinks cooler in the dressing room, which resulted in it ricocheting and breaking a window.
Wade was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.2 of the Cricket Australia code of behaviour, which relates to abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match.
It is understood that Wade has accepted the penalty imposed on him.
“An incident was brought to our attention following the match and we duly lodged a report with Cricket Australia once we were satisfied a level one offence was justified,” Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide said. “Player behaviour standards are paramount, and the role of captain in setting the right example is especially important.
“We accept this penalty decision as the right course of action. Whilst this incident is disappointing, we are confident Matthew will learn from it and become a better cricketer and leader. We remain convinced he has a great future in front of him for Victoria and Australia.”