Temperamental Wade suspended

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Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has been suspended after inadvertently breaking a window during a domestic match this week.

Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has been suspended after inadvertently breaking a window during a domestic match this week.

Wade was dismissed in tame fashion during Victoria's key fixture against Queensland in Sydney on Tuesday.

Having perished cheaply to seamer James Hopes, the temperamental 26-year-old returned to the dressing room and accidentally broke the window, which was struck by a ricocheting water bottle.

He was charged under the Cricket Australia code of behaviour – and found guilty of breaching article 2.1.2 – abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match.

"An incident was brought to our attention following the match and we duly lodged a report with Cricket Australia once we were satisfied a level one offence was justified. Player behaviour standards are paramount, and the role of captain in setting the right example is especially important," said Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide.

"We accept this penalty decision as the right course of action. While this incident is disappointing, we are confident Matthew will learn from it and become a better cricketer and leader. We remain convinced he has a great future in front of him for Victoria and Australia."

Wade, who has not played international cricket since January 2014, has been banned for one match – and copped a 50 percent match fee fine. He will also pay for the window repair costs.

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