Tinashe Panyangara © AFP
Tinashe Panyangara © AFP

Aug 27, 2014

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Wednesday expelled pacer Tinashe Panyangara from the squad for the ongoing Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014 due to ill-discipline and ‘disruptive’ behaviour during the team’s training session ahead of the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia at Harare.

The Board said in a statement the bowler was not in the best of his behaviour but did not provide details of what exactly transpired. Panyangara has also been banished to practise with the country’s A side for the tour of Bangladesh next month.

All that Zimbabwe Cricket said in the statement about Panyangara was of having a “behaviour that the national team disciplinary committee found to be disruptive in the build-up to the first ODI of the triangular series, which Zimbabwe played against Australia on Monday”.

However, unconfirmed reports said that Panyangara has been punished for sharing a Mitchell Johnson video from The Ashes 2013-14 with his teammates. It was Johnson who broke a window of the commentary box at the Harare Sports Club, off the same bowler. Zimbabwe were thrashed by 198 runs by Australia in the first ODI of the tri-series.