Munro suspended for one first-class game

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.