Three players charged with CA Code of Conduct breaches
January 02, 2018
Cricket Australia (CA) advises that three players have been charged for Level 1 breaches of the CA Code of Conduct in KFC Big Bash League and rebel Women’s Big Bash League over the past week.
Bradley Hogg (Melbourne Renegades BBL), Nicole Bolton (Perth Scorchers WBBL) and Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat BBL) were all charged.
- Hogg was reported on 29 December 2017 playing against Perth Scorchers BBL for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.1.6 – pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion by a bowler or other member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman during a match – a Level 1 offence
- Bolton was reported on 30 December 2017 playing against Sydney Sixers WBBL for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.1.3 – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match – a Level 1 offence
- Lynn was reported on 31 December 2017 playing against Adelaide Strikers BBL for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.1.2 – abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match – a Level 1 offence
As per the CA Code of Conduct procedure, the respective Match Referees considered the umpires’ reports, and the proposed sanction for each player was a reprimand.
Hogg denied the breach and as per the Code of Conduct procedure, a hearing was convened before Match Referee Bob Stratford at the conclusion of the match.
After considering the evidence from both umpires, the player and consulting video footage of the conduct, Stratford determined that Hogg was not guilty.
Both Bolton and Lynn accepted their sanctions, and no hearings were required.