James Pattinson
James Pattinson. Image-Twitter

Victoria bowler James Pattinson has been slapped with a one-match suspension for breaching the code of conduct during a Sheffield Shield game between Victoria and New South Wales in Melbourne.

On the final day (November 8), while bowling to NSW opener Daniel Hughes, Pattinson collected the ball and threw it towards the stumps after the batter defended it.

The throw happened to hit Hughes, who wasn’t intending to run, on his foot and left him in some sort of pain.

James Pattinson
James Pattinson and Daniel Hughes. Credits: Twitter

Pattinson did apologies as soon the incident took place, but Hughes was furious with the throw.

James Pattinson was charged under Cricket Australia’s Level 2 offence of Code of Conduct

The bowler was charged under Article 2.7 of CA’s code of conduct “for throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during a match.”

Pattinson was found guilty of a Level 2 offence under the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct; the second time, he was charged under Level 2 offence, and the fourth time in four seasons, he has breached the code of conduct.

James Pattinson is a fiery boy: Peter Handscomb

Victoria skipper Peter Handscomb called Pattinson a fiery player and also said that he tried to check with the umpires about the incident.

“He’s a fiery boy, old Patto (James Pattinson). We had a little quiet chat, the umpires and myself, just to see what they were thinking, but we’ll move on,” Handscomb said after the match.

Pattinson picked a total of three wickets in both innings as Victoria won the match by 174 runs.

James Pattinson
James Pattinson. Image-Twitter

Hughes scored 58 and carried his bat with an unbeaten 89, but that couldn’t help NSW to come near their opponents’ score.

Victoria pacer Scott Boland was adjudged as the player of the match for his eight scalps, including 5/56 in the second innings.

Pattinson, who retired from international cricket last month, won’t be able to play for Victoria in the upcoming Marsh Cup clash against NSW on November 12.

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