Cricket Australia (CA) has revealed that South Australia captain Travis Head has breached the CA Code of Conduct on November 28 (Wednesday). The incident happened in South Australia’s JLT Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Blundstone Arena.
Reportedly, Head breached CA Code of Conduct Article 2.1.4 – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match – a Level 1 offence. Furthermore, the offence occurred during South Australia’s first innings, following Head’s dismissal.
As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, Match Referee Peter Marshall considered the umpires’ report, and proposed a sanction of a 50 percent fine of Head’s match fee should he accept the umpires’ version of events, as it was his second offence in the past 18 months.
Head admitted the offence and accepted the sanction. Thus there was no requirement for a hearing.
Meanwhile, Travis Head is a part of Australia’s Test squad for the first and two Tests against India. A known commodity in the limited-overs cricket, Head has only played two Tests so far. He made his debut against Pakistan earlier this year at the UAE. He scored 122 runs from two matches include a half-century in tough conditions.
The southpaw will be crucial to Australia’s success in the upcoming four-match Border-Gavaskar Test series. He will have to score big in the middle-order if Australia have to post massive total against an able Indian bowling attack.
The four-match Test series between India and Australia will commence from December 6 (Thursday) at the Adelaide Oval.