The Sydney Sixers have been fined A$25,000, of which $15,000 is suspended for 12 months, after they erroneously named tempo bowler Hayley Silver-Holmes of their XI to face the Melbourne Renegades on Saturday, regardless of her not formally being a part of the squad.
Having been changed within the squad on account of a foot damage, Silver-Holmes was match once more for the weekend’s matches however her return to the 15-player squad had not been permitted by the match technical committee.
The error was noticed, and self-reported, by the Sixers after the match in opposition to the Renegades had began and he or she was withdrawn from the match with out batting.
A listening to took play earlier than Cricket Australia’s senior conduct commissioner, Alan Sullivan QC, on Sunday and the breach was termed “serious”. He might have imposed a nice of as much as $50,000 plus different sanctions however took into consideration the very fact the Sixers misplaced the sport and that Silver-Holmes had not performed any half within the contest”Cricket Australia places a significant emphasis on the integrity of all competitions, including the compliance with its player contracting rules and regulations,” Sean Carroll, CA’s head of integrity and Safety, stated. “This breach by the Sydney Sixers, while serious in nature, had a reduced impact due to the club’s actions during last night’s game.
“As such, we assist the findings of Alan Sullivan QC, together with the suspension of $15,000 of the $25,000 nice imposed.”
Alistair Dobson, CA’s head of Big Bash Leagues, said: “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 night time’s match.”
The defeat against the Renegades on Saturday left the Sixers with only the slimmest of chances of making the semi-finals and for the second season in a row they missed the knockouts when they couldn’t overturn an almost-impossible net run-rate calculation against the Stars.
“We made a regrettable administrative error for which there are understandably stringent guidelines,” Jodie Hawkins, Sydney Sixers’ general manager, said. “We got a good alternative to current our case within the listening to and settle for the findings and sanction. As a membership we’ll study from this and put processes in place for the long run.”