ECB Banned Chris Wood From Cricket For two Months
Hampshire left-arm pace bowler Chris Wood has been banned from cricket for two months by the England and Wales Cricket Board ECB while playing in the English Cricket League County. He was accused of gambling in a cricket match and was found guilty by the ECB.
Before that, Wood had been gambling in cricket for 11 long years. The ECB’s anti-corruption unit has found evidence of gambling in a total of nine matches against him. He gambled in 2 out of 9 matches in 2011. Then in 2016, the 30-year-old English cricketer bet again in 6 matches with huge sums of money.
The ECB said in a statement: ” Wood was involved in a total of nine gambling matches. He was involved in winning 2 matches in 2011 and 6 matches in 2016. At the same time, he has violated Article 2.2.1 of the ECB’s Anti-Corruption Code. “
Involvement in gambling as a cricketer is a violation of Article 2.2.1 of the ECB’s Anti-Corruption Code. That is why the ECB has banned this Hampshire cricketer from cricket. Wood also accepted the two-month moratorium and assisted the ECB in investigating his activities.
Hampshire bowler Chris Wood has been given a two-month suspension based on an investigation by the ECB’s anti-corruption unit, the ECB said in a statement. When contacted, Wood immediately acknowledged responsibility for his betting activities and cooperated fully with the investigation. “