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Zaidi punished by Sussex

Salisbury Journal: Sussex's Ashar Zaidi has been handed a one-match suspended ban for a "Twitter-related incident" Sussex's Ashar Zaidi has been handed a one-match suspended ban for a "Twitter-related incident"

Sussex spinner Ashar Zaidi has been handed a suspended one-match ban by the club for criticising an umpiring decision on Twitter.

Zaidi was disappointed to be given out lbw by Nigel Llong during Tuesday's LV= County Championship match against Somerset and appeared to gesture with his bat to suggest he had hit the ball.

But it was what followed off the field that has landed the 32-year-old in hot water.

Shortly after his dismissal he tweeted "stinker #wtf" in what was taken to be a damning reference to the verdict.

The message was quickly removed but he was disciplined on Thursday for what the county deemed a "Twitter-related incident".

Sussex players had been warned in pre-season about their social media responsibilities and Zaidi is the first to fall short of expectations.

A club statement read: "Ashar Zaidi has been given a suspended one match suspension for the 2014 season.

"Zaidi has apologised for his behaviour and regrets his actions deeply."

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