Adam Zampa paid a heavy price for swearing after the legspinner was banned from the Melbourne Stars’ BBL clash with Hobart.
Zampa was charged with audible obscenity after the Stars’ loss to the Thunder on Monday night, which cost him a one-game ban and a $ 5,000 fine.
It is believed that the comment was not offensive and was not aimed at any particular player, but rather let out frustration at the end of an expensive one.
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However, Zampa’s story returned to hurt him, having been fined $ 2,500 last season from BBL for a similar but not prohibited offense.
The legspinner accepted the ban after being signaled by the match referee.
Either way, it’s a blow to the stars.
New Zealand now occupies a good place at the top of the rankings as the best test team on the planet, alongside Australia.
Zampa won seven wickets at 18.57 and is widely regarded as one of the best white ball spinners in the world.
He will be free to return in the return fight against the Hurricanes on January 4.