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Joe Clarke, Rilee Rossouw and Sam Pearce penalised under ECB Discipline Code

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Joe Clarke, Rilee Rossouw and Sam Pearce penalised under ECB Discipline Code


The England and Wales Cricket Board’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) today confirmed that three cricketers have received penalties under the ECB’s Fixed Penalty Directives.

Joe Clarke was reported by umpires Ian Gould and Steve O’Shaughnessy during Worcestershire’s Specsavers County Championship match against Somerset on 20 - 23 April 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Wayne Noon, determined that Clarke had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match).

Clarke has committed a previous breach during the past 24 months. The penalty for this subsequent breach at Level 1 is therefore three penalty points.

Rilee Rossouw was reportedby umpires Richard Illingworth and David Millns during Hampshire’s Specsavers County Championship match against Surrey on 20 - 23 April 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Steve Davis, determined that Rossouw had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

Sam Pearce was reported by umpires Jeff Evans and Ian Blackwell during Cardiff MCCU’s match against Gloucestershire on 1 - 3 April 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Dean Cosker, determined that Pearce had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (bowling a dangerous or unfair short pitched delivery and/or accidental non-pitching delivery that results in the bowler being disallowed from bowling any further in that innings in accordance with Laws 41.6 and 41.7 and Specsavers County Championship Playing Conditions 41.3 and 41.4).

The penalty for each of these offences is a reprimand.

These penalties will remain on their records for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two year period will result in an automatic suspension.

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