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Eleven players penalised under ECB Discipline Code

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Eleven players penalised under ECB Discipline Code


Below is a round-up of Fixed Penalty Directive breaches from 16 July - 27 August:

Tom Banton was reported by umpires Martin Saggers and Steve O’Shaughnessy during the U19 Test Match between England and South Africa on 16 – 19 July 2018 for a Level 1 breach of the Directives (any other misconduct, the nature of which is, in the opinion of the umpires, equivalent to a Level 1 offence).

Jos Buttler was reported by umpires Paul Pollard and Alex Wharf during Lancashire’s Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire on 22 – 25 July 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Tim Boon, determined that Buttler had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

Nick Gubbins was reported by umpires Ian Gould, Jeremy Lloyds and Mike Burns during MIddlesex’s Vitality Blast match against Somerset on 29 July 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Steve Davis, determined that Gubbins had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match).

Michael Hogan was reported by umpires Rob Bailey and Michael Gough during Glamorgan’s Vitality Blast match against Sussex on 14 August 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Wayne Noon, determined that Hogan had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match).

Adam Milne was reported by umpires Michael Gough, Billy Taylor and Jeremy Lloyds during Kent’s Vitality Blast match against Somerset on 16 August 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Phil Whitticase, determined that Milne 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).

Jerome Taylor was reported during the same match. The CLO determined that Taylor 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).

Gareth Wade was reported by umpires Martin Saggers and Tim Robinson during Northamptonshire’s Vitality Blast match against Leicestershire on 17 August 2018 for 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).

Harry Gurney was reported by umpires Neil Mallender, Steve O`Shaughnessy and James Middlebrook during Nottinghamshire’s Vitality Blast match against Somerset on 27 August 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer Dean Cosker determined that Gurney 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.

Graham Wagg was reported by umpires Neil Bainton and Nick Cook during Glamorgan’s Vitality Blast match against Gloucestershire on 3 August 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Tony Pigott, determined that Wagg had committed a Level 2 breach of the Directives (deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction on the field of play under Law 41.14 or 41.15).

Wagg has committed a previous breach within the past 24 months. The penalty for this subsequent Level 2 breach is therefore 6 points.

Stuart Whittingham was reported by umpires Mark Newell and Matthew French during Sussex’s Second XI Friendly match against Middlesex on 6 – 8 August 2018 for 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).

Whittingham has committed previous breaches within the past 24 months. The penalty for this subsequent Level 1 breach is therefore 3 points and he now holds a total of 6 points.

Rory Kleinveldt was reported by umpires Paul Pollard and Martin Saggers during Northamptonshire`s Specsavers County Championship match against Middlesex on 19 - 22 August 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Tim Boon determined that Kleinveldt had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

Kleinveldt has committed a previous breach within the past 24 months. The penalty for this subsequent Level 1 breach is therefore 3 points

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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