Sussex bowler Mitchell Claydon has been given a nine-match ban by a Cricket Discipline Comission (CDC) Panel after admitting to ball tampering.

The incident happened during the Sharks Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex on August 23.

After admitting to the charge a CDC panel met on Wednesday to enforce the nine-match ban.

The sanction took into account a six-match playing suspension imposed on Claydon by Sussex, which the player has already served.

The remainder of his suspension is three matches across all formats, which included yesterday's Vitality Blast quarter-final defeat against Lancashire at The 1st Central County Ground.