Wade's appeal dismissed by CA
Victoria captain Matthew Wade will miss the Sheffield Shield game against Western Australia, which begins in Perth on Friday, after Cricket Australia dismissed his appeal against a suspension. Wade had been banned for one match and fined half of his match fee for pitch tampering.
Wade had been 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. Victoria had appealed the suspension on Tuesday.