England all-rounder’s pre-match antics left him in hot water

England all-rounder’s pre-match antics left him in hot water.

Tom Curran banned 4 BBL 13 fixtures

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  • Bizarre scenes saw England all-rounder Tom Curran run into an altercation with umpire.
  • Argument centred over whether Curran was allowed to practice his run-up on playing wicket.
  • Curran was adjudged to have been aggressive to the match officials.
  • Sydney Sixers man has been banned for 4 BBL 13 games.

The cut and thrust of T20 franchise cricket sees international stars pop from team to team with relative regularity. 

In terms of household names with many cricket online betting sites, English brothers Sam and Tom Curran are as big as it gets. 

With Tom Curran back at the Sydney Sixers, much was expected of the Englishman, but a pre-match run in has seen him suspended for 4 games. 

Tempers running high 

All sports stars are famously superstitious and meticulous, with pre-match routines integral to their preparation. 
Most bowlers in world cricket enjoy a run through of their runup at each ground they visit, as they look to get a feel for their surroundings. 
Tom Curran was going through his pre-match sequence for the Sydney Sixers visit to Hobart Hurricanes, when he was challenged by the umpire for warming up on the field of play. 
Rather than accept the umpire’s decision, Curran ran at the match official to practice his bowling action, narrowly avoiding a collision. 
Serious code of conduct violation  

With the incident logged on the umpire’s report and with video footage of the incidents doing the rounds on social media, Tom Curran looked to be a man walking a tight rope. 
Cricket Australia and the rule makers in the Big Bash decided that Curran’s behaviour was unacceptable, and he would face a suspension. 
Sydney Sixers and Tom Curran both pledged their remorse over the incident but a 4-match ban was thrown at the England all-rounder, a decision is sure to have an impact with the Sydney Sixers’ status with a whole host of BBL betting sites
Can the Sixers cope? 

With three wins from 4 games played, the Sydney Sixers certainly aren’t pressing the panic button just yet. 
Their only defeat came without Curran in the side against the Melbourne Stars, but they look well placed to make the top 4 with many betting apps
Playing without Tom Curran in games against the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder will be pivotal for the Sixers, in their pursuit of the BBL 13 title.