Coulter-Nile suspended for Shield clash

Fast bowler handed one-match ban for breaching CA Code of Beahviour

Western Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile will miss today's Sheffield Shield match against Victoria after he was suspended for breaching the Cricket Australia Code of Behaviour.

Coulter-Nile was deemed to breach Article 2.1.3 – "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" while bowling for WA against Queensland in their Toyota Futures League clash at Lilac Hill on November 24.

The 28-year-old received two suspension points for the breach as it was his second offence in past 18 months following his reprimand in the Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup match against the Cricket Australia XI on October 15.

The sanction, which results in Coulter-Nile missing WA's Shield clash today at the WACA Ground, was disputed by the Western Australia Cricket Association but upheld by CA Code of Behaviour Commissioner the Hon. Glen Williams AO QC.

Coulter-Nile's suspension does not include club cricket, and he will be available for selection following round four of the Sheffield Shield.

The right-armer has played 13 one-day internationals and 11 T20s for Australia since debuting in 2013, but has since battled injury.