WBBL franchise Sydney Sixers have been fined $25,000, of which $15,000 was suspended for a interval of 12 months, because of an administration error that noticed quick bowler Hayley Silver-Holmes named on the staff sheet to play towards Melbourne Renegades regardless of not being a part of the first squad within the ongoing version of the Ladies’s Huge Bash League.
The Sixers had hoped to have Silver-Holmes of their facet to face the Renegades after an harm, however her paperwork was not lodged earlier than the match began, which means she was ineligible for choice. Sixers officers, after realising the error, eliminated her from the match and she or he didn’t bat or take the sector in the course of the Renegades’ profitable run-chase of 167.
Cricket Australia’s Senior Conduct Commissioner, Alan Sullivan QC, termed the violation as “severe” but additionally acknowledged the very fact the Sixers had self-reported and moved swiftly to take away the quick bowler from the match after realising the error.
The utmost penalty of $50,000 and/or additional sanctions have been “not deemed applicable given the character of the breach and the very fact Sixers misplaced the match and suffered an adversarial internet run price”.
Sean Carroll, CA’s Head of Integrity and Safety, mentioned: “This breach by the Sydney Sixers, whereas severe in nature, had a low-impact because of the membership’s actions throughout final evening’s recreation. As such, we assist the findings of Alan Sullivan QC, together with the suspension of $15,000 of the $25,000 advantageous imposed.”
Alistair Dobson, CA’s head of Huge Bash Leagues, mentioned, “We commend the Sydney Sixers for his or her swift motion and cooperation in addressing this error. Specifically, we echo Alan Sullivan QC’s reward for the Sixers’ self-reporting and actions undertaken to minimise the affect of the breach on final evening’s match.”
Jodie Hawkins, Sydney Sixers’ Common Supervisor, famous: “We made a regrettable administrative error for which there are understandably stringent guidelines.”
Sixers are at the moment positioned on the sixth spot within the desk, with 12 factors from 12 video games.