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Australian pace bowler James Pattinson suspended for using abusive language
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Australian pace bowler James Pattinson suspended for using abusive language

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Australian fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane as part of disciplinary action after finding him guilt for using abusive language.

29-year-old had used abusive language towards an opponent during Victoria's defeat by Queensland last week. Revealing the news, Australia captain Tim Paine said that fast bowler James Pattinson has "let himself down" after being found guilty of his third code of conduct breach of 2019.

"I made a mistake in the heat of the moment," said Pattinson. "I'm gutted to miss a Test match, but the standards are there for a reason and the fault is mine."

It was learnt that he was found guilty of a level-two breach relating to personal abuse of a player. In a statement, the governing body said the bowler "apologised immediately and unreservedly to the opponent and the umpires, and did not contest the charge".

The first Test starts on Thursday between Australia and Pakistan.