SACA response re. Daniel Worrall Code of Behaviour Breach

18 Mar 2014 - Community/Country Cricket, General News, Redbacks, SACA

Cricket Australia (CA) has today advised the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) that Daniel Worrall has been suspended for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour during the Victoria v South Australia Futures League match on Friday 14 March 2014.

Worrall was reported for breaching Article 2.2.11 – by acting in a way that a) was unbecoming of a representative and b)brought the game of cricket into disrepute

During the match, Worrall scratched an image of a penis and testicles into a wicket that was being prepared for a Grade cricket final that coming weekend.

Match Referee Daryl Cox proposed a penalty of four suspension points (equal to two four-day matches or four one-day or T20 matches) for the breach.

Worrall pleaded guilty to the charge but disputed the penalty, an action which initiated a formal Code of Behaviour hearing to be convened. The hearing was held this morning.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Match Referee Daryl Cox upheld the original penalty of four suspension points and, as such, Worrall will serve his suspension when the Australian domestic season reconvenes next season in 2014/15.

General Manager high performance, Jamie Cox said, “We are extremely disappointed in Daniel’s actions; it is not in line with the behaviour we expect of a West End Redbacks player.”

“We do believe this out of character for Daniel; he regrets his behaviour and has accepted the penalty.”