Sussex Reprimand Goodwin For Dissent
Acting Sussex captain Murray Goodwin has been reprimanded and warned about his future conduct by the club. The actions come after him twice being reported for showing dissent at an umpire's decision after being dismissed.
Goodwin has also been fined an undisclosed amount by the club although this penalty has been suspended for two years as recognition of his service to the club and a previously clean disciplinary record.
The fine will only be imposed on the former Zimbabwean international if he again shows dissent towards umpires.
"The Club will not accept poor behaviour on the field of play, particularly where any action is clear in it’s intent to spectators and the media," chairman David Brooks said.
"We are beholden, as are our players, to respect the spirit and traditions of the game and we expect a return to the previously good behaviour shown by Murray during his distinguished Sussex career."
Goodwin added: "I regret my actions on both occasions and accept that there can be no circumstances where such a reaction is acceptable. I have apologised to the umpires concerned, and the club, and accept the ruling handed down by the club. As players, we recognise our responsibility as role models for players at all levels and of all ages.”
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has this week banned Essex wicket-keeper and captain James Foster for two games after a number of Essex players breached its code of conduct in a 12-month period, with the club also receiving a £5000 fine.
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