Eight penalised by ECB
The England and Wales Cricket Board today confirmed that eight players have received penalties under the ECB’s discipline code.
Craig Kieswetter, Grant Flower and Chris Benham were each reported for a Level Two breach of the code (showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).
Kieswetter was reported by umpires Peter Willey and Peter Hartley during Somerset’s Friends Provident t20 match against Kent on July 18.
Flower was reported by umpires Mark Benson and Richard Kettleborough during Essex’s Friends Provident t20 match against Sussex on July 16.
Chris Benham was reported by umpires Ismail Dawood and John Reid during Hampshire’s second XI friendly against Middlesex on July 6-8.
Jon Lewis was reported by umpires Trevor Jesty and Steve Garrett during Gloucestershire’s LV= County Championship match against Sussex on July 7-10 for a Level Two breach of the code (throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate and dangerous manner).
Lee Daggett was reported by umpires David Millns and George Sharp during Northamptonshire’s Friends Provident t20 match against Derbyshire on July 16 for a Level Two breach of the code (bowling an accidental high full-pitched delivery that resulted in the bowler being disallowed from bowling further in the innings).
These five players have each received three penalty points, which will remain on their records for a period of two years. The accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two-year period will result in an automatic suspension.
Joel Pope and Karl Brown were each reported for a Level One breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).
Joel Pope was reported by umpires Andy Hicks and Tom Munro during Leicestershire’s second XI friendly against Derbyshire on July 12-14.
Karl Brown was reported by umpires Tim Robinson and Graham Lloyd during Lancashire’s Second XI Championship match against Leicestershire on June 29-July 1.
James Hockley was reported by umpires Steve Malone and Terry Burstow during Kent’s Second XI Trophy match against Hampshire on July 19 for a Level One breach of the code (abuse of cricket ground, equipment or fixtures/fittings).
These three players have received reprimands, which will remain on their records for a period of two years. Any further Level One breach during that period will result in an automatic imposition of three penalty points.