New Zealand news March 13, 2017

Munro suspended for one first-class game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Colin Munro was found guilty of using 'inappropriate language' © AFP

New Zealand and Auckland batsman Colin Munro will miss the next round of games in the domestic first-class competition, the Plunket Shield, due to a code of conduct breach. At a hearing on March 8, Munro was found guilty of using "inappropriate language" in Auckland's previous game, against Canterbury. He did not appeal the verdict.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said in a statement: "Colin Munro has been suspended from playing in the upcoming eighth round of the Plunket Shield, as a result of a Code of Conduct hearing following the Aces' previous match, against Canterbury at Eden Park. Munro had used inappropriate language in the round-seven fixture and, given his previous record in this area, handed down a one-match suspension."

Auckland's next match is against Northern Districts, from March 14. They currently sit fourth out of seven teams on the points table, with one wins, two losses and four draws. Munro has been in good touch in the competition, hitting three centuries in six innings to total 475 runs at 95.00.

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  • BlackCapsBestintheWorld on March 14, 2017, 19:15 GMT

    Id rather have Munro/Guptill at #5 than Nicolls

  • cricfan4668340314 on March 14, 2017, 6:01 GMT

    Nichols,brownlie get endless chance in test.but Munro still neglected.

  • J.vomkrieg on March 14, 2017, 3:44 GMT

    While I 100% agree with the fine and that Munro needs to get his aggro under control if he ever expects to be a regular in the highest form of the game, his first class record is stellar.

    And yes, I have seen him play, and he is a bit of a "provincial slogger", but I think his form is good enough to warrant a few tests. Nichols has hardly been setting the world on fire with his test batting and Taylor is injured. If he fails, so be it.

  • CricketChat on March 13, 2017, 21:19 GMT

    This is the last thing Munro needs after lackluster performances in recent matches. I guess he can kiss goodbye to his potential recall.

  • dogandbone on March 13, 2017, 17:48 GMT

    And mentored by Bmac.. There is a better team not playing that could beat this upcoming NZ playing test team

  • BlackCapsBestintheWorld on March 13, 2017, 17:37 GMT

    We need someone with an agressive mindset like Munro. Hopefully he develops for NZ in the near future.

  •   cricfan69564930 on March 13, 2017, 11:39 GMT

    colin needs to bury 2 things.....the mouthy stuff....and the aerial shots--better when he strikes the ball hard into the wicket block(at least in tests,shield and one day games)

  • cricfan4668340314 on March 13, 2017, 11:05 GMT

    Without any test selection how anyone can tell him bad against quality bowling? 1 st u give him a chance in test then he will show how good he is against quality bowling.

  • cricfan4668340314 on March 13, 2017, 10:59 GMT

    Without any test selection how any one can tell him

  •   Cricinfouser on March 13, 2017, 10:29 GMT

    He's a domestic level slogger that has proved to be out of his depth against quality bowling. On top of that by most accounts he's a generally unpleasant human, this latest incident backs that up. It's tiresome to see commenters here (mostly from other countries) cry out for his selection in tests, clearly without watching him heave his bat around hopelessly against any bowler of quality.

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