Marcus Stoinis made a homophobic comment at pacer Kane Richardson
Australian all-rounder M. Stoinis was fined for directing a homophobic slur at Kane Richardson. This happened in a domestic match between Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades on Saturday.
Stoinis felt guilty after being fined.
Marcus Stoinis was fined an amount of A$5,200. He pleaded guilty. He also said that he got out at that moment and took it too far. Stoinis apologized to Kane Richardson, umpires and accepted the penalty.
James Pattinson also banned before
Australia fast bowler J. Pattinson was banned before for 6 weeks for player abuse and was reported on a homophobic slur. He is currently playing for Australia against New Zealand in the third Test match.
Pattinson got banned for the first test against Pakistan. It was his third conduct of breach.
Sean Carroll Responds on Stoinis
Australia’s Head of integrity and security Sean Carroll reacted on this issue and said they didn’t expect this from standard cricketers, and they act according to the player’s behavior in such matters.
Carroll did not consider it a homophobic slur instead he views it as personal abuse of a player. He ended it by saying there is no place for that in the game.
Highlights of the match
In first innings, Melbourne Renegades scored 142 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 9 wickets. The highest score of the first innings was hit by S. Marsh (43). Sandeep Lamicchane picked 3 wickets in his spell.
M. Stoinis (68*) and Maxwell (40*) chased the target of 143 in 18.5 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. Bowlers of Melbourne Renegades both K. Richardson and R. Gleeson picked one wicket each.
Player of the match
Adam Zampa bowled an economical spell (4.75) and conceded only 19 runs in his 4 overs. He also picked up 2 wickets. The Australian spinner has always been a key player for Melbourne Renegades.