County news

Zaidi handed suspended ban after Twitter comments

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 1, 2014

Comments: 1 | Text size: A | A

Ashar Zaidi was making his Sussex debut, Sussex v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Hove, 2nd day, September, 12, 2013
Ashar Zaidi has escaped an immediate suspension © Getty Images
Enlarge
Related Links
Players/Officials: Ashar Zaidi
Series/Tournaments: England Domestic Season
Teams: England | Sussex

Ashar Zaidi, the Sussex allrounder, has been given a suspended one-match ban by the club following his Twitter reaction after being dismissed in the first innings against Somerset.

Zaidi was adjudged caught at the wicket off Jamie Overton in the first innings and although he showed disbelief towards umpire Nigel Llong the punishment has come after he returned to the dressing room and posted the comment "stinker#wtf".

"I didn't think he showed any dissent," Mark Robinson, the Sussex coach, said at the time. "He was just desperately disappointed as he didn't hit the ball. The umpires are two of the best in the business but you get wrong decisions from time to time. You can't be doing that sort of thing whether or not it was a good or bad decision."

A Sussex statement said Zaidi has apologised for his behaviour and regrets his actions deeply.

Zaidi signed a two-year contract with Sussex ahead of the 2014 having made two appearances in 2013. It followed a concerted effort to find a county which involved him writing to several clubs asking for a trial after playing in the Lancashire League since leaving Pakistan.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by CricStaah on (May 1, 2014, 15:03 GMT)

What a complete joke! Why do people feel the need to post everything on social media. Playing professional sport is a privilage an should not be taken for granted. If he spent more time in the nets and less on his fone maybe he would have a better county record

Comments have now been closed for this article

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
County Results
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26, 2014
Gloucs won by 244 runs
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26, 2014
Match drawn
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26, 2014
Match drawn
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26, 2014
Match drawn
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-25, 2014
Derbyshire won by 408 runs
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-25, 2014
Essex won by an innings and 92 runs
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-25, 2014
Hampshire won by 291 runs
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-25, 2014
Warwickshire won by an innings and 13 runs
All recent results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days