South Australia have suspended all-rounder Dan Christian for repeated incidents of damaging changerooms when dismissed.
Australian one-day all-rounder Christian will miss the Redbacks' Sheffield Shield game against Victoria in Melbourne starting Friday.
SA cricket director Jamie Cox said Christian had damaged changerooms three times in separate incidents after being dismissed this season.
"While playing against the Tasmanian Tigers at Adelaide Oval, Daniel was given a verbal warning for damaging the change rooms after he was dismissed," Cox said.
"This ill-disciplined behaviour post-dismissal occurred again in Hobart, where the Blundstone Arena change rooms were also dama€ged, and at that time Daniel was given a written warning and was fined his match fee.
"On both occasions he has apologized and paid for the cost of repairs.
"Disappointingly, despite these two prior warnings, a similar incident occurred after a dismissal in Perth for a third consecutive time.
"Whilst in isolation none of these incidents are hanging offences, the cumulative effect has seen this action as necessary. Everyone experiences pressure and disappointment at work, but that’s not an excuse for bad tempered behaviour that includes damaging property.
"Daniel has now been suspended from this round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against the Victorian Bushrangers in Melbourne.
"Daniel has an obligation to himself, his teammates and to cricket to uphold the values and standards of our team and the game.
"First-class cricket is an emotional game; however, everyone experiences pressure at work. Daniel’s repeated inability to curb his behaviour after he is dismissed leads us to believe that some time away from state cricket will be of benefit to him.
"He will train with the Emerging Redbacks squad and is contractually available for Grade cricket this weekend."
First Posted 20 November, 2012 2:38PM AEST