The Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) has imposed a two-point sanction on Leicestershire.
The sanction is imposed immediately to Leicestershire’s 2022 Vitality Blast points total after the club incurred two further fixed penalties during their home match against Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Friday night.
The CDC’s decision follows the sanction it imposed on Leicestershire on 2 August 2021, after the club had received six fixed penalties for breaches of ECB Directive 3.6 from the period 2 August 2020 and 1 July 2021 and the subsequent hearing on 3 September 2021 after Leicestershire incurred a further fixed penalty point after the 2 August 2021 decision.
On 2 August 2021 the CDC imposed the sanction on the club as follows: “Subject to the over-riding discretion of the panel, should there be one or more fixed penalty issued to a Leicestershire player within 12 months of this hearing, the Club will be deducted either 12 LV= County Championship points (or equivalent), 2 Royal London Cup points (or equivalent) or 2 Vitality Blast points (or equivalent). The more serious the breach or breaches, the more likely it is that points will be deducted.”
On 3 September following the further fixed penalty the CDC decision stated “if there are any further breaches at any Level on or before 1 August 2022, a points deduction will almost certainly be an inevitable consequence”.