Big Bash League Authorities (Cricket Australia) fined the Sydney Sixers for Administrative Error
The Big Bash authorities (Cricket Australia) have fined the Sydney Sixers 25,000 AUD for an administrative error in the team’s XI in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) match against the Melbourne Renegades. Despite not being named in the club’s 15-man squad for the match at the North Sydney Oval, bowler Haley Silver Holmes has been named in the XI by the Sixers.
Although later the management of the Sixers misunderstood themselves and put Silver Holmes on the sidelines. He did not bat or field later.
The Sixers authorities sat down for a hearing with Alan Sullivan, Cricket Australia’s senior conduct commissioner. They were fined AUD 25,000. Although 15 thousand Australian dollars has been suspended for 12 months.
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A statement from the Big Bash said: “Mr. Sullivan was serious about the fines. However, the Sixers authorities had already reported themselves and removed Silver Holmes from the match after realizing their mistake.
The maximum penalty for such an incident is 50 thousand Australian dollars. However, the Sydney Sixers lost the match and it affected their net run rate.
Judy Hawkins, general manager of the Sydney Sixers, has confirmed that he will accept the punishment.
‘We have made extreme mistakes as a team and we regret it. But I applaud such a rule, ‘Hawkins said in a statement.
‘The hearing was an opportunity to present themselves impartially. We realized our guilt and accepted the punishment.
“We will learn from this incident and be aware of this at the club in the future,” Hawkins said.
“We know Alan Sullivan,” said Alastair Dobson, head of Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League. Sullivan praised the Sixers for reporting on their own. That’s why we tried to punish the Sixers as little as possible.
The Sydney Sixers lost the match by six wickets, despite wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy’s classical half-century.