Maxwell reprimanded for behaviour breach
Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell has received a reprimand for breaching the Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during the team’s seven-wicket victory against Cape Cobras in Mohali. After being bowled for 23 by Sybrand Engelbrecht, a visibly frustrated Maxwell was seen hitting a thrash can with his bat near the boundary while walking back towards the Kings XI dugout.
Maxwell admitted to the Level 1 offence (Article 1.2), which concerns abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings. According to the CLT20 Code of Behaviour, for Level 1 breaches, the match referee’s decision is final and binding.
Maxwell, one of the stars of IPL 2014 with 552 runs, is yet to really make a mark in the CLT20, though, that has not affected Kings XI, who had already qualified for the semi-finals before the game.
After the match, Maxwell took to Twitter to apologise for the incident.