He was out, then he lost it, now he's out

The SA Cricket Association (SACA) have suspended allrounder Dan Christian for repeated incidents of damaging dressing rooms when dismissed.

Christian will miss South Australia's Sheffield Shield game against Victoria in Melbourne starting on Friday after being banned for ill discipline.

SA Cricket Association director of cricket Jamie Cox said Christian had damaged dressing rooms on three separate occasions after being dismissed this season.

“While playing against the Tasmanian Tigers at Adelaide Oval, Daniel was given a verbal warning for damaging the change rooms after he was dismissed,” Cox said.

“This ill-disciplined behaviour post-dismissal occurred again in Hobart, where the Blundstone Arena change rooms were also damaged, and at that time Daniel was given a written warning and was fined his match fee.

“On both occasions he has apologised and paid for the cost of repairs.”

“Disappointingly, despite these two prior warnings, a similar incident occurred after a dismissal in Perth for a third consecutive time.

“Whilst in isolation none of these incidents are hanging offences, the cumulative effect has seen this action as necessary.  Everyone experiences pressure and disappointment at work, but that’s not an excuse for bad tempered behaviour that includes damaging property."

Christian has represented Australia in 17 one-day internationals and 11 Twenty20 matches, including the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.

AAP and smh.com.au

Australian one-day player Dan Christian. Picture: Getty Images

Australian one-day player Dan Christian. Picture: Getty Images


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