World news – BBL: Melbourne Renegades star Will Sutherland fined USD 5,000 for violating biosecurity measures

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Cricket Australia announced the sanction after an investigation into the incident was concluded on January 21.

Published: February 05, 2021 17:45 |

Last updated: February 5, 2021, 5:45 p.m.

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MELBOURNE: Will Sutherland of Melbourne Renegades was fined $ 5,000 on Friday for violating biosecurity measures during the Big Bash League (BBL).

Cricket Australia (CA) canceled the sanction An investigation into the incident was completed on January 21st.

« Melbourne Renegades player Will Sutherland was investigated on Thursday, January 21st, after completing an investigation into an incident related to a biosecurity violation in Melbourne sanctioned under the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct, « stated a statement from Cricket Australia.

According to the CA, Sutherland played golf during the tournament and dined with people outside the bio-safe center of the Big Bash League.

« He was then issued a report and indictment under Article 2.23 of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct relating to conduct that was either (a) contrary to the spirit of cricket o outside; (b) not become an agent or official; (c) is or could be detrimental to cricket’s interests; and / or (d) does or could discredit the game of cricket, « the statement reads.

 » Sutherland accepted the charges but contested the proposed sanction fined $ 10,000, with $ 4,000 suspended at a Code of Conduct hearing before Commissioner Adrian Anderson on Monday, February 1. The sanction was subsequently downgraded to a fine of $ 5,000, « she added.

Alistair Dobson, head of the Big Bash Leagues at Cricket Australia, said: » The biosecurity protocols aren’t just for players, staff, officials and cricket fans protected but also ensured that it was possible to travel across borders and reach the BBL seven different states and areas by reducing the close contact with COVID in the community. « 

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