Two people charged with CA Indoor Cricket Code of Conduct breach
August 06, 2018
South Australia player Angus Lock and Western Australia team official Ty Hopes have been charged with breaching Cricket Australia’s Indoor Cricket Code of Conduct at the 2018 Indoor Cricket National Championships in Toowoomba.
Lock, representing South Australia’s open men’s team, was charged with breaching Article 2.3.5 – a Level 3 offence.
Article 2.3.5 covers all incidents where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by other 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.
The proposed sanction was a two-year suspension commencing 12 July 2018 from all forms of cricket authorized, organized, sanctioned, recognized or supported in any way by CA, the National Indoor Cricket League, ICC, World Indoor Cricket Federation, another National Cricket Federation or any member of a National Cricket Federation.
Twelve months of that sanction would be suspended, with Lock also required to attend an appropriate education session as nominated by Cricket Australia.
Lock admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction without appeal. Hopes, Western Australia’s open men’s team manager, was charged with breaching Article 2.2.11 – a Level 2 offence.
Article 2.2.11 covers all incidents where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by other offences, conduct at any time that either; a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or b) is unbecoming of a representative or official.
The proposed sanction was 18 suspension points, six of which would be suspended, applying to matches within the National Indoor Cricket League and National Indoor Cricket Championships.
Hopes accepted the charge but challenged the sanction.
Due to the nature and structure of indoor cricket competitions, and uncertainty around the impact of application of suspension points, the Code of Conduct Commissioner gave Hopes a suspension of 10 months commencing on 18 July 2018.