Amla hit with domestic ban

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Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla struck 37 for South Africa A in Potchefstroom, but his dissent has earned him a ban in the domestic game

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has been banned for one SuperSport Series match for his behaviour in South Africa A’s four-wicket defeat against England at Potchefstroom last month.

Amla’s punishment follows a guilty plea at a Cricket South Africa disciplinary hearing today and means he is unavailable to play for Nashua Dolphins against Chevrolet Warriors in this week’s first-class match at Kingsmead.

Amla has been picked in a 15-man South Africa squad to face England in the first Test at Centurion, which starts three days after the final possible day of the Dolphins’ fixture.

The South Africa A captain was reported by umpire Brian Jerling for dissent.

CSA disciplinary commissioner Michael Kuper said in his report: “The breach is a serious one aggravated by the fact that it occurred during a tour match and was committed by the captain, who should have set an example.”

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