Matthew Wade has been fined A$ 6,000 for his behaviour © Getty Images
Matthew Wade has been fined A$ 6,000 for his behaviour © Getty Images

Matthew Wade has been handed a A$6000 fine by Cricket Australia (CA) after showing dissent in the final of BBL. Wade, who plays for Hobart Hurricanes, was run out without facing a single ball. Hurricanes later lost the match and the title to Adelaide Strikers. Wade showed his frustration after the bizarre incident and was later convicted as per the CA code of conduct for abusing on field. This was the second time within a year that Wade misbehaved during a match, the previous being his send off for Jos Buttler during Hurricanes’ match against Sydney Thunder.

A CA source revealed to EspnCricinfo, “The offence occurred during the Hurricanes’ batting innings, when Wade was dismissed. As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, Match Referee Peter Marshall reviewed the umpires’ report and – as a higher range of sanctions was applicable given it was Wade’s second Level 1 offence in the last 18 months – a sanction of $6,000 was proposed, should the player accept the umpire’s version of events.

“Wade denied the offence and opted to contest the charge at a hearing before the Match Referee, however he was found guilty and the proposed sanction was upheld.”

After a key-knock in Hurricanes’ semi-final victory, Wade was sent down to strengthen the middle order furthermore. D’Arcy Short opened in the final with Tim Paine in the final. Talking about the strategy, skipper George Bailey said, “Just a little bit about left-right [combination], there’s a short boundary here. So if D’Arcy had been the first out, Wadey would have gone in and had that impact he has had in the last couple games in the first six. But D’Arcy batted well, which meant we could try and use Wade at the back end to try and target the short boundary. But the damage was done by that stage.”