Panesar picks up suspended one-match ban

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England spinner Monty Panesar found himself in hot water again on FRiday, as he picked up a one-match suspended domestic ban for 'threatening and intimidating' behaviour during a game for Essex.

England spinner Monty Panesar found himself in hot water again on FRiday, as he picked up a one-match suspended domestic ban for 'threatening and intimidating' behaviour during a game for Essex.

The match, against Worcestershire, saw Panesar twice reprimanded by the umpires for losing his temper, though no incident was specified in the statement. The player accepted the fine and apologised.

Panesar only recently returned to the England fold after a night club incident during the Ashes, where he urinated on a bouncer. He also changed counties to Essex, and was called up to the squad for the Ashes in Australia.

An ECB statement read: "The ECB Cricket Discipline Commission announced today that Monty Panesar has received a suspended ban after accepting that he breached ECB Directive 3.2.

"He did not conduct himself fairly and properly on the field, following two incidents during the LV= County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire on Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th September in which his actions were potentially threatening and intimidating towards a member of the opposition.

"Under the summary procedure in the Cricket Discipline Commission Regulations, Panesar has accepted a suspension from one LV= County Championship match, such penalty to be suspended until the end of the 2014 season, pending any further breach of any ECB Rule, Regulation, Code or Directive.

"He has apologised for his behaviour during the match."

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