Surrey's South African fast bowler Andre Nel has been handed a two-match suspension by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which will see him unable to play first-team cricket until 4th May.
Nel has received the ban after picking up a total of nine penalty points within a two-year period, the latest three points coming after he was charged with showing serious dissent during a Clydesdale Bank 40 game against Lancashire on 25th April.
An ECB statement explained: "Nel has previously received six penalty points and as a result of accumulating nine penalty points within a two year period, he has received an automatic suspension for a period covering Surrey’s next two First Eleven matches nd therefore may not participate in any cricket under the jurisdiction of the ECB until 4th May 2010. In addition, the penalty points received in relation to the most recent incident will remain on his record for a period of two years."
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