Australian limited overs international Dan Christian has been
suspended for one match by South Australia for smashing up
three dressing rooms this season.
Christian was punished after his frustration at being
dismissed led to him damage dressing rooms at the Adelaide
Oval, Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Perth's WACA ground.
The 29-year-old all-rounder, who has played 17 one-day
internationals and 11 Twenty20 matches for his country, will
miss this weekend's Sheffield Shield match against Victoria.
"When blokes get out it really is tough, but it doesn't give
anybody the right to actually smash up equipment and smash up
dressing rooms," South Australia Cricket Association Director
of Cricket Jamie Cox told reporters in Adelaide.
"It doesn't give anyone permission to destroy property, no
matter how bad a day you have had.
"He is an emotional guy and that emotion works really well
for him on the field at times, but that is no excuse for
"We all have bad days but you can't go ... belting holes in
walls and start upsetting the people around you."
Christian was named in the Australia test squad last year but
never played a match. He has not featured in the reckoning
this year despite an injury to number one all-rounder Shane