Ronnie Hira has ban lifted, replaced with fine

Last updated 05:00 23/01/2014

Relevant offers

Cricket

Mitchell McClenaghan disbelief as Tim Southee drops catches off consecutive balls New Zealand Cricket 'very receptive' to day-night test in India How Black Caps captain Kane Williamson finds the right balance Kane Williamson a 'no-brainer' to step up as Black Caps captain Black Caps to play Ireland and Bangladesh in ODI tri-series in ireland Brendon McCullum slams 60 to set up thrilling IPL victory for Gujarat Lions Jacques Kallis 'embarrassed' by South African politicians' interference in sport South African Allan Donald set to become Australian bowling coach Claims all cricket test nations want day-night matches Cricket Australia lowers ticket prices in response to shrinking crowds

Canterbury contracted cricketer Ronnie Hira's suspension for abusing a member of the crowd in the Christchurch one-day club final last month has been replaced by a $300 fine.

Originally banned from December 20 to December 31, Hira was to have missed a club game and domestic Twenty20 match for Canterbury, but the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association stepped in and the ban was put to one side to discuss a punishment Hira felt was fairer.

He felt that by being suspended from a domestic game he was punished twice as he would also miss out on the income from that match.

A Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket spokesperson said Hira was free to play all cricket once he had paid his fine and financial penalties could be used in future for professional cricketers while it was still preferable to punish amateurs with suspensions.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content