ECB confirm penalties for nine cricketers

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The ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) today confirmed James Fuller, Ben Duckett, Ben Slater, Steven Croft, Adam Rossington, Colin Munro, Paul Collingwood, Glenn Maxwell and Laurie Evans have received penalties under the ECB’s directives.

Fuller was reported by umpires Nick Cook and Russell Evans during Gloucestershire’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Sussex on 26th June 2015 for a Level One breach of the directives (bowling a fast short pitched ball and/or accidental high full pitched ball that results in the bowler being disallowed from bowling any further in that innings). He had previously received a reprimand following the same Level One breach in May 2015. The penalty for a subsequent breach at Level One within 24 months is three penalty points.

Duckett, Rossington and Croft were all reported by umpires Billy Taylor and Russell Evans during the LV= County Championship match between Lancashire and Northamptonshire on 29th June – 2nd July 2015 for Level One breaches of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action). Duckett and Rossington receive reprimands for this offence, whilst Croft had previously received a reprimand following a Level One breach in August 2014. The penalty for a subsequent breach at Level One within 24 months is three penalty points

Slater was reported by umpires Steve Gale and Alan Payne during Derbyshire’s Second XI Championship match against Nottinghamshire on 29th June – 1st July 2015 for a Level One breach of the code (abuse of cricket ground or fixtures/fittings). The penalty for this offence is a reprimand.

Maxwell was reported by umpires Ben Debenham and Alistair Davies during Yorkshire’s Second XI Trophy match against Lancashire on 9th July 2015 for a Level One breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action). The penalty for this offence is a reprimand.

Munro was reported by umpires Peter Hartley and Steve Gale during Worcestershire’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Warwickshire on 10th July 2015 for a Level Two breach of the code (showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action/using language or gesture that is obscene or of a serious insulting nature to another player, umpire, referee, team official or spectator). The penalty for this offence is three penalty points.

Collingwood was reported by umpires David Millns and Graham Lloyd during Durham’s LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire on 12th – 15th July 2015 for a Level Two breach of the code (showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action). The penalty for this offence in three penalty points.

Evans was reported during the same match for a Level One breach of the code (using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or making an obscene gesture). The penalty for this offence 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.

The Cricket Discipline Commission has noted the increased numbers of fixed penalty offences during the 2015 season so far and has written to all counties reminding them of the importance of maintaining high disciplinary standards