Australia ban James Pattinson from Pakistan Test for ‘personal abuse’
Fast bowler suspended for first Test after alleged homophobic slur
Sydney — Australia fast bowler James Pattinson was suspended on Sunday for player abuse, ruling him out of the first Test against Pakistan this week, with skipper Tim Paine saying he had let down the team.
The paceman was found guilty of breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) code of conduct during Victoria’s Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last week. It was not clear what he said, but the governing body characterised it as “personal abuse of a player while fielding”...