Australia news November 19, 2013

Victoria appeal Wade suspension

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria will appeal the suspension of captain Matthew Wade after he was banned for one Sheffield Shield match and fined half of his match fee for pitch tampering.

Wade was reported by the umpires during last week's Shield match against Tasmania in Hobart, where he was alleged to have altered the state of the pitch while scoring 119 in his side's first innings. Wade denied the charge of unfair play and was given a hearing in front of match referee Daryl Harper, who upheld the charge.

"Cricket Victoria has this afternoon advised Cricket Austraia that it will appeal the Code of Behaviour finding that was handed down against Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers captain Matthew Wade during the team's 129-run victory against Tasmania at Blundstone Arena at the weekend," Cricket Victoria said in a statement on Tuesday. "Cricket Victoria will await further advice from Cricket Australia in respect to the appeal process."

Victoria's next match is against Western Australia in Perth starting on Friday.