Leicestershire to suffer BIG points deduction if another player gets a misconduct charge… after six fixed penalties in the past year
- Leicestershire will be docked points if any player receives a misconduct charge
- Decision comes after six fixed penalties in the past year for the cricket club
- Captain Colin Ackermann to serve a one-match suspension if there is an issue
Leicestershire will be hit with a hefty points penalty if their players are subject to a single misconduct charge over the next 12 months.
They will lose 12 County Championship points or two in either the Vitality Blast or Royal London Cup – dependent on the competition in which the offence occurs – while captain Colin Ackermann will serve a one-match suspension if it does so on his watch.
The punishment parameters were set at a remote hearing by the Cricket Discipline Commission following six fixed penalties for the club under Ackermann’s leadership over the past year.
Leicestershire will receive a hefty points deduction if any player gets a misconduct charge
Leicestershire were docked a point from this year’s Blast after the Foxes all-rounder Ben Mike deliberately damaged, or sought to damage, the pitch in the match against Northamptonshire on June 29.
Mike was suspended from playing in two Royal London Cup matches – one of which was served via Leicestershire’s own internal disciplinary action.
Any appeal to the CDC – chaired by Mike Smith, alongside Claire Taylor and Tom Poynton – must be made within 14 days.
Ben Mike’s damaging of the pitch versus Northamptonshire saw the Foxes deducted a point