Cricket South Africa have taken a unanimous decision to suspend two of their Indian-origin players in their women cricket team, namely Trisha Chetty and Shabnim Ismail for repeating offences that breach the board’s Code of Conduct.
While Shabnim is a right arm fast-medium bowler, the other one is a wicket keeper batsman. Both the players have been suspended till January 31st, 2017 for breaching Article 1.5.2 of the Code, “unbecoming or detrimental conduct which could bring them, the Board or the game of cricket into disrepute”.
The duo has admitted to have breached the Code and will not be seen on national duty before the aforementioned date. But the two can turn up for their provincial sides during this period.
Although the South Africa cricket board has not disclosed the nature of offences committed by the players, sources close to the Indian Express revealed that they have been at loggerheads with one another for quite some time now.
“We strive to be a highly professional and world-class outfit, whether on or off the field. Incidents of this nature are always disappointing and cannot be tolerated in a high performing environment. We have agreed with Shabnim and Trisha that they will undertake specialised counselling during their period of suspension and together with South African Cricketers Union, we will try to ensure that they successfully re-integrate themselves back into the team environment,” said CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat in a short statement.
The statement further added that there would be no more comments on this matter as the CSA respects the its confidential nature.
Both of the players are excellent performers for their national team. Shabnim has been a revelation in the shorter formats of the game. She has 88 wickets from 59 ODIs also 58 T20 wickets from the same number of games.
Trisha, on the other hand, averages 32.72 in ODIs and 31.00 in Tests.