Piepa Cleary banned by CA for betting during Australia vs New Zealand day-night Test

Angela Reakes of the Sydney Sixers was the first to be sanctioned for betting.

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016, 15:08 PM IST
Piepa Cleary banned by CA for betting during Australia vs New Zealand day-night Test

New Delhi: Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday banned yet another female cricketer for six months for placing bets on a men's Test match between Australia and New Zealand.

Cricketer Piepa Cleary, 19, contracted to the Perth Scorchers in the women's Twenty20 Big Bash League, received a further 18-month suspended sentence after admitting placing bets totaling 15.50 Australian dollars ($11) on the third test last November.

And with that, Cleary has become the 2nd female player Down Under to be charged recently for betting on men's matches.

Leggie, Angela Reakes, of the Sydney Sixers was the first to be sanctioned for betting, for which she received a two-year suspended sentence for wagering $9 on the 2015 World Cup final.

Reacting to these incidents, head of Cricket Australia's integrity unit, Iain Roy said, "We take a zero tolerance approach to any form of gambling on cricket by players."

(With Agency inputs)