Australian Pacer Suspended For Allegedly Applying Hand Sanitiser To Ball

Mitch Claydon allegedly utilized hand sanitiser to the ball throughout a match final month.© AFP

Veteran Australian seamer Mitch Claydon has been suspended by his English county Sussex after being positioned below investigation for allegedly making use of hand sanitiser to the ball. A case in opposition to the 37-year-old was opened by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following a match in opposition to Middlesex final month by which he took three wickets. 

“Mitch Claydon is suspended pending the end result of an ECB allegation of inserting hand sanitiser on the ball in our match in opposition to Middlesex. There might be no additional remark at this stage,” stated Sussex on their web site.


Underneath strict well being protocols in cricket following the COVID-19 disaster, gamers are banned from utilizing saliva to shine the ball.

Claydon is not going to be a part of the 14-man Sussex squad for his or her subsequent Bob Willis Trophy match in opposition to Surrey.

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