Matthew Wade charged over nasty send-off


Matthew Wade has been reprimanded by Cricket Australia for his controversial spray in Jos Buttler's face.

Wade and Travis Head were hit with code of conduct breaches in both sending off dismissed batsmen during BBL games.

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The players were not fined despite being deemed to have harmed the game's image, and escaped with reprimands recommended by match referees.

Adelaide captain Head earned the ire of officials for diverting towards Jimmy Peirson after the Brisbane batsman's dismissal during the Strikers' win on New Year's Eve.

Wade overstepped the mark. Image: Getty

And former Test wicketkeeper Wade received a rebuke after getting in the face of Sydney Thunder batsman Buttler after running him out on January 1.

The incident occurred with Buttler on 81 and the Thunder requiring 23 runs off six balls before Wade's Hobart claimed a nine-run win.

The reprimands come after Brisbane Heat star Chris Lynn was also charged for his actions after a controversial dismissal on New Year's Eve.

The big-hitting Queenslander was caught behind for a duck off Rashid Khan however replays showed he did not make contact with the ball and the umpire was fooled when his bat clipped the ground.

He was charged with "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match".