Bowler banned For 9 days after unsavoury act
English bowler penalized for a really bad piece of behaviour.
A English club bowler in the Somerset cricket league is to serve a nine-game ban after a bizarre piece of bad sportsmanship in a match on Sunday which deprived an opposing batsman a possible maiden century.The batsman was playing at 98.
The Purnell CC bowler,who has not yet been named chucked the ball to the boundary to concede five runs and the match, leaving Minehead batsman Jay Darrell stranded on 98 not out.
The Somerset Cricket League have today released the following statement:
- The Somerset Cricket League has noted the details of an incident that occurred in the Division 2 match between Minehead 2nd XI v Purnells CC, played on 4th August 2018.
- The SCL Disciplinary Committee has reviewed the incident. The incident in its opinion brought the SCL and Cricket in general into disrepute and contained behaviour that was against the Spirit of the Game.
- As a result of this review, a Purnells CC player has been banned for the next nine completed SCL matches.
- The SCL have been asked by Purnells CC to clarify that the player banned, is NOT Ronnie Casling, as has been incorrectly reported in a national newspaper.
The story of this bowler matched with one of the scene of Bollywood movie “LAGAAN” in which the captain of bowling team chucked the ball to the boundary to concede four runs to deprived an opposing batsman of a possible single.
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