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Head, Wade charged with Level 2 Code of Conducts


January 03, 2018

Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Adelaide Strikers BBL captain Travis Head and Hobart Hurricanes BBL keeper Matthew Wade have been charged with Level 2 breaches of the CA Code of Conduct.

 

Both were reported for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.2.11 – where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any other Level 1 or 2 offences, conduct at any time that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; (b) is unbecoming of a representative or official; (c) is or could be harmful to the interests of cricket; or (d) does or could bring the game of cricket into disrepute. 

 

Head was charged on 31 December 2017 in the Strikers’ match against Brisbane Heat at Adelaide Oval.

 

The offence occurred during the Heat’s innings, when Jimmy Peirson was dismissed.

 

As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, Match Referee Steve Bernard considered the umpires’ report, and proposed a sanction of a reprimand.

 

The umpires deemed Head diverted towards Peirson following his dismissal, displaying behaviour that could be deemed harmful to the interests of cricket or bring the game into disrepute.

 

Head admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, no hearing was required.

 

Wade was charged on 1 January 2018 in the Hurricanes’ match against Sydney Thunder at Spotless Stadium.

 

The offence occurred during the Thunder’s innings, when Jos Buttler was dismissed.

 

The umpires deemed Wade significantly deviated from his line towards Buttler after running him out, displaying behaviour that could be deemed contrary to the spirit of the game.

 

As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, Match Referee Bob Stratford considered the umpires’ report, and proposed a sanction of a reprimand.

 

Wade admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, no hearing was required.