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Roelof suspended after failing test


SOUTH Africa all-rounder and Twenty20 specialist Roelof van der Merwe has been suspended from the Brisbane heat for one match in Australia’s Big Bash League after failing a roadside alcohol breath test on New Year’s Day, the day after his 27th birthday. Queensland Cricket said van der Merwe was found guilty of a charge of detrimenta­l conduct under its code of behaviour. In addition to the suspension, he was ordered to pay a “significan­t fine”. Van der Merwe, a middle-order batsman and slow left-arm bowler, will go to court later this month. He has represente­d South Africa in limited-overs internatio­nals and played with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

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