A CRICKETER has been banned for eight matches following an altercation with members of Henley Cricket Club.
Mohammed Fazal, of Burnham Cricket Club, has been suspended by the Home Counties Premier League, whose officials are investigating the incident during Henley’s away game on May 14.
Fazal was said to have kicked down the stumps and had to be dragged off the field by team-mates before clashing with a Henley player.
Later, shortly after Henley had won, he allegedly “invaded” the team’s dressing room. Henley’s Richard Morris is said to have been threatened.
The incident appeared to stem from Fazal’s dismissal after being caught by Morris.
The Henley Standard’s match reporter Robert MacLeish said he had to be forcibly restrained before being removed.
Earlier in the match, Fazal had been struck on the helmet by a bouncer from Henley bowler Tom Nugent.
Fazal’s team-mate Harveer Gandam defended him, saying he had apologised and he was a “brilliant human being”.