Zimbabwe Drop Tinashe Panyangara

Tinashe Panyangara
Tinashe Panyangara will play no further part in the ODI series
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Zimbabwe have dropped fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara for the remainder of the tri-series with Australia and South Africa.

A statement from Zimbabwe Cricket said he had been dropped "for his behaviour that the national team disciplinary committee found to be disruptive in the build-up to the first ODI of the triangular series."

He has been ordered to train with the Zimbabwe A squad and fined the entirety of his match fee from the opening tri-series game, which Zimbabwe lost by 198 runs to Australia.

During the game, Panyangara was hit for six by Mitchell Johnson, the ball going on to smash a commentary box window.

Media reports now claim that ahead of the match, Panyangara sent a video of Johnson's bowling during the recent Ashes series to his team-mates.

Following the match against Australia, the Zimbabwe coaching staff have banished Panyangara, who has played six Tests, 33 One-Day Internationals and six Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

He becomes the second player to be dropped for off-field issues after Luke Jongwe was dropped after breaching a team curfew.

The team are next in action when they play South Africa on Friday (29th August).

This is - allegedly - the video that he sent to his team-mates:

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