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Australia fast bowler James Pattinson charged for making 'homophobic slur' towards an opponent and will miss first test against Pakistan Fast bowler James Pattinson will miss Australia's first test against Pakistan  He has chosen to not contest a charge of breaching cricket's code of conduct  Pattinson abused Queensland batsman Cameron Gannon during a recent match Reports claim Pattinson made a homophobic slur towards his opponent 

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Published: 10:10 GMT, 17 November 2019 | Updated: 10:12 GMT, 17 November 2019

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Fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the first test against Pakistan from Thursday after choosing not to contest a charge of breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct during a domestic Sheffield Shield match.

Pattinson faced a Level 2 charge of using obscene or abusive language over an incident in a four-day match last week between Victoria and Queensland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

As reported by The Australian, Pattinson abused Queensland batsman Cameron Gannon with what was alleged to have been a 'homophobic slur' on the second day of the match, but immediately apologized to the player and match officials.

Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has been charged for making 'homophobic slur'

Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has been charged for making 'homophobic slur'

The code of conduct bans the use of 'language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player or player support personnel or any other third person during a match.'

'I made a mistake in the heat of the moment,' Pattinson said. 'Straight away I realized I was in the wrong and I apologized immediately, both to the opponent and to the umpires.

'I have done the wrong thing and accept the penalty.

'I'm gutted to miss a test match but the standards are there for a reason and the fault is mine.'

Cameron Gannon of Queensland bats was the recipient of the abuse directed by Pattinson

Cameron Gannon of Queensland bats was the recipient of the abuse directed by Pattinson

In deciding not to contest the charge, Pattinson effectively pleaded guilty and

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