Goodwin handed one-match ban

Sussex unhappy at suspension

Last Updated: 08/07/11 5:11pm

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Goodwin: Will sit out Sussex's t20 match with Kent

Goodwin: Will sit out Sussex's t20 match with Kent

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Sussex batsman Murray Goodwin has been handed a one-match suspension following an England and Wales Cricket Board disciplinary hearing.

The 38-year-old Zimbabwean's charge related to his conduct in three matches between April and July, where he was alleged to have shown dissent at umpiring decisions.

Goodwin pleaded guilty and will now miss Friday's Friends Life t20 match against Kent, he was also ordered to pay £500 costs.

An ECB statement read: "The Panel determined that he be suspended from the next match in his County's First Xl programme, namely the Friends Life t20 match against Kent on Friday 8 July 2011.

Apology

"Mr Goodwin was also ordered to pay £500 towards the costs of the hearing."

Goodwin was reprimanded by Sussex's own disciplinary procedure on Wednesday and the county were unhappy at the punishment meted out.

Their statement read: "As a club, we are disappointed by the outcome as we felt - in our own internal disciplinary process - that Murray's previously good personal record, his apology to all umpires concerned, and his clear feeling of contrition merited a measure of leniency.

"However, this ruling sends out a clear message to all the counties and professional cricketers that such behaviour will be dealt with severely, and in a manner over and above the fixed penalty system.

"The consistent implementation of this policy should have the desired effect of arresting a slide in on field discipline, which Sussex CCC supports."

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