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.
Ryan ten Doeschate was reported by umpires Jeremy Lloyds and Steve O’Shaughnessy during Essex’s Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire on 9 – 12 June 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Tony Pigott, determined that ten Doeschate had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match, and using language that in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting).
Ten Doeschate has committed previous breaches during the past 24 months. The penalty for this subsequent breach at Level 1 is therefore three penalty points, bringing him to nine penalty points, the threshold for an automatic suspension. He is therefore suspended from Essex’s next two matches - the Royal London One-Day Cup Play-Off against Yorkshire on Thursday 14 June and either the Royal London One-Day Cup Semi-Final on Monday 18 June (should Essex qualify) or the Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 20th June – Saturday 23 June.
Imran Qayyum was reported by umpires David Millns and Martin Saggers during Kent’s Royal London One-Day Cup match against Essex on 6 June 2018. The Cricket Liaison Officer, Stuart Cummings, determined that Qayyum had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).
Matt Henry was reported during the same match. The Cricket Liaison Officer determined that Henry 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.