Melbourne Stars leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been suspended for one match in the BBL 2020. Adam Zampa accepts the charge of using an audible obscenity during the Stars’ loss to Sydney Thunder on December 29.
Adam Zampa Suspended for 1 match in BBL 2020
Zampa was charged by Cricket Australia with a Level 1 Code of Conduct breach for using an audible obscenity during the game. The charge carries an AUD 2500 fine and a one-game suspension.
Zampa accepted the charge and will be unavailable for the Stars’ clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on January 2.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 31, 2020
Zampa’s Previous Audible Obscenity
Zampa was reprimanded by the ICC during the 2019 World Cup for using an audible obscenity in Australia’s win over the West Indies but was not suspended under the ICC’s demerit points system as it was his first offense.
At the end of the 16th over of Thunder’s innings, Callum Ferguson cut a short and wide delivery from Zampa to deep cover for a single.
As the Thunder batsmen ran between the wickets, Zampa appeared to utter ‘f*** me‘ which was caught by the stump mic. The 28-year-old spin bowler has taken seven wickets in this season’s BBL so far.
He took a wicket in each of the three T20 Internationals against India prior to the Test series and also took a total of seven wickets in the three-match ODI series against India, including a four-wicket haul, at the start of Australian international summer.
The Stars are also without Nathan Coulter-Nile for three to four weeks after scans revealed he suffered a calf strain in the Stars’ loss to the Sydney Sixers on the Gold Coast on Boxing Day.