New Zealand cricketer Henry Nicholls was accused of ball tampering. Due to the fact that he faced this serious charge in the Plunkett Shield match, his tour of Bangladesh became uncertain. However, before coming to play the 2-Test series in Bangladesh, the danger has passed for this Kiwi top-order.
Nicholls was cleared two days after being accused of ball tampering. Nicholls was accused by the New Zealand Cricket Board of ball tampering during the Plunkett Shield match between Canterbury and Auckland in New Zealand’s domestic cricket.
Nicholls played for Canterbury against Auckland in that match. A TV footage showed him rubbing the ball with his helmet. After that, this charge was brought against him.
According to the New Zealand Cricket Board Act, Nicholls is alleged to have breached Article 1.15 of Rule 3.1. The complaint against him was handed over to the commissioner of the board for scrutiny. A hearing was held yesterday on Saturday. The cricket board did not find any truth about the incident in the hearing. He was later acquitted of the charges.
After the World Cup, New Zealand will come to Bangladesh to play a two-match Test series against New Zealand. The first Test will start on November 28 and the second Test on December 6 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Henry Nicholls is in the New Zealand squad for this series.