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Ashton Agar handed one-match ban for showing dissent towards umpire

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The suspension means Ashton Agar will miss Western Australia’s next game against Tasmania © Getty Images

Jan 30, 2014

Australia’s young cricketer Ashton Agar has been handed a match ban for showing dissent towards an umpire during Western Australia’s Futures League match against Queensland recently.

Agar, who was also fined 25 per cent of his match fee earlier against Victoria in November 2013, has been slapped with a level-two charge this time around reported Abc.net.au.

The suspension means that Agar will miss Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield game against Tasmania on February 12.

Agar had earlier made a terrific debut for Australia against England in the Ashes 2013 when he scored 98 coming at No 11. Agar became an instant hit after that match and his debut was the focal point of all cricketing discussions later on.

Despite his sensational debut Agar only played only Test more for Australia and was subsequently ignored for the rest of the summer.

Agar who scored 93 against South Australia in November has not replicated his earlier form and has struggled with both bat and ball in the current season.

Agar agreed to the charges and hence an official hearing was not required for the process.

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