Nov. 22, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Cricket Australia fined the Sydney Sixers of the Women’s Big Bash League $ 25,000 on Sunday for breaking tournament rules by putting a player on the roster when he was not on their official squad.
The Sydney Sixers named fast bowler Hayley Silver-Holmes in their game against the Melbourne Renegades on Saturday night. She had recently recovered from a foot injury but her return had not yet been approved by the Big Bash technical committee.
Without the approval, Silver-Holmes was technically not eligible for selection.
She did not hit in the Sixers’ innings, with the error discovered before taking the field for the second inning. The Sixers reported the mistake but still received a hefty fine, with $ 15,000 suspended for 12 months.
In a statement released on Sunday, CA Integrity and Security Officer Sean Carroll said: “Cricket Australia places a significant emphasis on the integrity of all competitions, including upholding its rules and regulations. contracting with players.
“This Sydney Sixers breach, while serious in nature, had a reduced impact due to the club’s actions in last night’s game. As such, we support the conclusions of Alan Sullivan QC, including the suspension of $ 15,000 from the fine of $ 25,000 imposed. “
CA had previously investigated the “administrative error” committed by the Sixers.
“The WBBL is aware of an administrative error regarding the selection of players in the Sydney Sixers-Melbourne Renegades game on Saturday,” said the CA.
“The Sixers self-reported a problem with Hayley Silver-Holmes’ paperwork shortly after the start of the Sixers-Renegades game.
“Silver-Holmes didn’t hit or take the field for the Renegades chase.
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