Ronnie Hira has ban lifted, replaced with fine

Last updated 05:00 23/01/2014

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Ronnie Hira's suspension for abusing a member of the crowd in the Christchurch one-day club final last month has been replaced by a $300 fine.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

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