Cricketer given 'sack' after etching penis in a wicket

A SOUTH Australian player who scratched an image of a 'penis and testicles' into a wicket has been suspended for breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour.

Toyoyta Futures player Daniel Worall etched out the image while during a match against Victoria on March 14.

The wicket was being prepared for a grade cricket final that coming weekend.

Worrall was reported for conducting unbecoming and bringing the game into disrepute, the Cricket Australia website reported.

He was handed a penalty of four suspension points, which is equal to two four-day matches or four one-day or T20 matches.

Worrall pleaded guilty to the charge but disputed the penalty which initiated a formal hearing on Tuesday morning.

Match referee Daryl Cox upheld the original penalty of four suspension points and, as such, Worrall will serve his suspension when the Australian domestic season reconvenes next season.

SACA officials said the behaviour was 'out of character' for Worrall who regretted his behaviour.

In a played profile, it was reported that Worrall was fast-tracked into the Redbacks' side for the remainder of the 2012/13 season after numerous injuries in the South Australian side.

The right-arm quick made his debut against the Tigers in the Ryobi Cup and immediately turned heads with his unique action,'' the profile said.

He has 14 first class wickets in five matches at the expense of 500 runs.