Two-game ban for Wheater

  • Last Updated: August 7 2014, 17:26 BST

Hampshire's Adam Wheater has been hit with a two-match suspension under the England and Wales Cricket Board's disciplinary code.

Adam Wheater: Will miss two One-Day Cup games
Adam Wheater: Will miss two One-Day Cup games

Wicketkeeper Wheater, the first player this year to be banned, will now miss Hampshire's Royal London One-Day Cup matches against Northamptonshire on Friday and Worcestershire on Monday, both at the Ageas Bowl.

It was during Hampshire's One-Day Cup defeat to Leicestershire on Wednesday that Wheater committed a level-two breach of the rules by showing serious dissent against an umpire's decision by word or action.

Wheater had previously received a reprimand and three penalty points following two level-one breaches in August last year.

With the penalty for a subsequent level-two breach within 24 months being six penalty points, hitting nine in total has triggered the automatic ban.

Medium-pacer Matt Coles, meanwhile, has been reprimanded for a level-one breach, abuse of the cricket ground, equipment or fixtures/fittings, during the same game.