Lancashire: Paul Horton given two-game T20 ban for dissent

Paul Horton
Horton scored only one run before he was given out caught behind off Jeetan Patel

Lancashire limited-overs captain Paul Horton has been suspended for the opening two matches of next year's T20 Blast competition after being found guilty of serious dissent.

Horton, 31, was punished for a level two breach for his outburst after being dismissed in this year's T20 Blast final loss to Birmingham Bears.

Three points have also been put on his disciplinary record for two years.

"I apologise to the umpires for my actions," said Horton.

"I realise that these were unacceptable, particularly given the high-profile nature of the match, watched by millions around the world on TV and a full house at Edgbaston."

Horton was Lancashire's fourth-highest scorer in the T20 Blast competition this season, with 223 runs from 15 matches, at a strike rate of 123.32.

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