Zimbabwe ban Panyangara

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Zimbabwe Cricket have banned fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara for the remainder of this month's ODI triangular series with Australia and South Africa.

Zimbabwe Cricket have banned fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara for the remainder of this month's ODI triangular series with Australia and South Africa.

Panyangara proved expensive and went without a wicket in the tournament opener against the Aussies earlier this week. The official reason for his suspension has not yet been officially ascertained – but is believed to involve the sharing of footage deemed inappropriate by the team's management.

"Tinashe has been removed from the national squad for the ongoing series involving Australia and South Africa, because of indiscipline," read a statement from Zimbabwe Cricket.

"The 28-year-old Panyangara has also been fined one match fee for his behaviour that the national team disciplinary committee found to be disruptive.

"Panyangara will be allowed to train with the Zimbabwe A squad, which is preparing for a tour of Bangladesh next month."

The sanction follows the financial fine suffered by all-rounder Luke Jongwe during the recent three-match limited-overs series against the Proteas.

Jongwe pleaded guilty to a disciplinary committee – and apologised to head coach Stephen Mangongo after breaking the team's curfew.

Spinner Prosper Utseya, meanwhile, has been reported for a suspect bowling. International Cricket Council regulations dictate that Utseya must undergo testing before 15 September – but is allowed to continue bowling in international cricket for the preceding three weeks.

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