Committee ruling sent to Layton Worghs, captain of Contenders
October 15, 2010
Contenders' final number of points league points for 2010 are halved and
that they are suspended from the league for 1 year ( i.e. 2011 season).
This is in response to the unprecedented number of complaints from various teams
against Contenders including: intimidation of umpires, players and supporters,
brandishing of bats at the opposition to intimate impending violence,
non-batsmen aggressively entering the field of play and interrupting
proceedings, knocking stumps over upon dismissal.
Precedent for such a drastic measure has been set by the league when the final
points of Sleek and Sky were halved following ONE incident in their final league
match in 2004 denying both Sky and Sleek the title, for Contenders it was felt
the added punishment of a one years suspension was also justified. This gives
Contenders some time to think on the issues and most importantly how the VPCCL
would like cricket being played by its members.
This measure will send out a strong message to the league on how we expect
members to behave and what sanctions they can expect otherwise.
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