New Year for Adam Zampa hasn’t started on a good note. The leg-spinner has been banned by Cricket Australia (CA) after he was caught swearing on stump mic during a BBL match. Zampa was immensely frustrated after he went from 32 runs in one over against Sydney Thunder.
The leggie was handed a ban for an offensive on-field comment picked up by the stump mic. In addition to the ban, Zampa was also penalised $2,500 by Cricket Australia for an “audible obscenity”. This happened to be the second time in a year that Zampa was found saying filthy on-field remark which led to his ban.
Adam Zampa banned for an audible obscenity during a BBL match
It was a nightmarish day for the seasoned Melbourne Stars spinner. Zampa’s third over was extremely poor and he was taken to the cleaners by the Thunder batsmen. At the end of the 16th over of the Thunder’s innings, Callum Ferguson cut a short and wide delivery from Zampa to sweeper cover for a single.
Zampa was frustrated after he saw his teammate fumble of his bowling and appeared to say the words “f*** me”. The spinner wouldn’t have imagined that this will get heard loud and clear on the stump mic and he will be handed a one-match ban.
Meanwhile, Zampa had acquired another ‘Level One’ transgression against the Brisbane Heat for “using language, actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter” during last season’s BBL. He was given a warning by CA, but after he again used the abusive words he is now banned for a match.
Furthermore, Cricket Australia asserted Adam Zampa had been suspended for one BBL match. CA said Zampa had taken the penalty after being found wrong of a Level 1 offence under the organisation’s Code of Conduct.