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Big Bash: Travis Birt reprimanded for venting anger

News 24 Dec 2012, 14:56 IST

Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS):

Cricket Australia (CA) has reprimanded Hobart Hurricanes batsman Travis Birt for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour during his team’s Big Bash League match against Sydney Thunder at Blundstone Arena Sunday.

“Birt was charged under the Code of Behaviour Rule 1.1 – abuse cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings,” said CA in a statement Monday.

The incident occurred when Birt hit the boundary marker with his bat when leaving the field after being dismissed.

After play, Birt acknowledged his guilt and accepted the penalty of an official reprimand.

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