Sam Fanning ineligible for state selection citing pitch tampering ban

The Western Australia batsman Sam Fanning won’t be able to be selected for a state team early in the following season because he was banned from Premier Cricket for pitch manipulation.

Following the WA Premier Cricket final between Perth CC and Bayswater-Morley CC last Saturday at Lilac Hill, Fanning, 22, was judged guilty and handed a four-game suspension.


“WA Cricket expects high standards of behaviour from all contracted players, on and off the field. We were disappointed to learn of the incident involving Sam, which did not reflect our values,” WA Cricket’s general manager of high performance Kade Harvey said in a statement.
“Alongside the penalty, we will work with Sam and provide an education and development plan in line with living our values and making better decisions moving forward.”