Matthew Wade Fined by Cricket Australia after BBL Final Blow
Hobart Hurricanes gloveman Matthew Wade has been charged $6000 by Cricket Australia (CA) for his outburst in Big Bash League (BBL) final loss to Adelaide Strikers.
After being run out for zero during Hurricanes chase, Wade slammed his bat in Hurricanes dugout before heading on to the dressing room. However, Wade denied his offense and contested the charge. But match referee, Peter Marshall upheld the fine of a $6000 fine.
Wade was demoted to No six after his heroics in semifinal clash scoring 71 from 45 balls against Perth Scorchers. He was run out in the 18th over without a ball being played, as Strikers won the match by 25 runs.
Hurricanes captain George Bailey admitted Wade was demoted to have easier access to the short boundary.
“(It was) just a little bit about left-right (handers), there’s a short boundary here. So if D’Arcy (Short, a left-hander) had been the first out, Wadey would have gone in and had that impact he has had in the last couple games in the first six,” Bailey said.
“But D’Arcy batted well which meant we could try and use Wade at the back end to try and target the short boundary. But the damage was done by that stage,” Bailey added.
It was Wade’s second offence in 18 months; earlier he was rebuked for his send-off of Sydney Thunder import Jos Buttler.
Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has been reprimanded by CA for her send-off of Perth Scorchers captain Elyse Villani in the Rebel Women’s BBL final.
Healy clapped in the face of Villani after successfully stumping her. Later, she admitted her mistake to Match Referee Darryl Harper and accepted the sanction.
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