Bhandari quits after found guilty of 'avoidable contact'

A Cricket NSW director who was found guilty of physical contact with an opponent has resigned from his role.

Danny Bhandari, who last week stood down from his directorship as he faced a Sydney Cricket Association Judiciary Committee, quit on Monday after being banned for striking an opponent to the head after he had been dismissed for a duck in a second grade match for University of NSW.

Bhandari pleaded not guilty to the charge but was suspended for two matches for "avoidable hand contact to the head" of Manly bowler Tom Kaye, having been reported by umpires.

The prominent Sydney businessman and longtime grade-cricket veteran was elected to the Cricket NSW board only last year, but has left the role after Fairfax Media revealed he was under investigation for an incident involving an opponent. He also sits on the board of Venues NSW.

"Danny has been a significant contributor for UNSW for close to two decades and more recently NSW cricket," Cricket NSW chairman John Warn said.

"However, Cricket NSW board members have a responsibility to uphold the highest values of the game and Danny recognises he failed to do that in this instance."

"The spirit of cricket is paramount and Danny has decided to act in the best interest of the game."

In the 2016 BRW Young Rich list, in which he ranked inside the top 100, Bandhari's fortune was estimated at $29 million.

He has developed and sold high-speed derivatives trading software to amass his wealth, which also earned him the honour of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008.

He has previously served as the chairman of selectors and president of University of NSW, with whom he has played for 18 years.

This story Bhandari quits after found guilty of 'avoidable contact' first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.