Cricket Australia fines Sydney Sixers USD 25,000 for enlisting player, not in its squad

Earlier on the previous weekend, Cricket Australia had fined one of the teams that is Sydney Sixers which is in the Women’s big bash league. The team had to pay a penalty of $25,000 US. 

They were fined because the team had breached tournament restrictions of enlisting a cricketer within the team’s list but the same cricketer was not enlisted in the official squad by the team. 

The team had enlisted a fast bowler Hayley Silver-Holmes in the game they took on Melbourne Renegades. This match was being held on Saturday night. 

The player had newly healed from a foot suffering. However, the committee of the team had not endorsed her retrieval.   

So, without any approval from the committee, Hayley was not competent to be enlisted in the squad. 

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Hayley had not batted for the Sydney Sixers, but then in the following inning, she entered the field. The team had already noted the error, however, they still had to pay the enormous penalty.  

As per the report released, it was stated that the board believes in the integrity of every competition, which comprises of subordination of its cricketer with the rules.

“This violation by the squad was very severe, but the effect was alleviated by the club. The squad had it’s fine reduced by $15,000 as the committee had investigated the error.

The WBBL is well familiar with the issue related to the cricketer selection in the team’s game on Saturday. 

The team had reported the error themselves, about the issue about the player Hayley just after the match between the team had begun.  

The player had neither batted nor did she field for the team during the run chase. 

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