A Horsham Saints player has been handed a two-week suspension after an independent tribunal found him guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.
The player was reported at the weekend after an incident during the Saints' batting innings against Jung Tigers in B Grade.
On Wednesday night, a tribunal, headed by cricket stalwart Tony Wills, heard the Saint was stumped and remonstrated with his teammate who was umpiring at square leg.
A Horsham Cricket Association umpire was at the non-striker's end and warned the player he couldn't speak with an umpire in that manner, regardless if they were a teammate.
The tribunal was told the Saint reacted poorly to the HCA umpire and left the ground swearing.
As he left the field, the player's behaviour prompted the HCA umpire to warn him again and eventually report him.
The Saint faced as many as eight weeks on the sidelines under sentencing guidelines in the association's by-laws.
The suspension will see the player miss the final round of the 2020-21 HCA season and the first round of next season.
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