Due to procedural matters, this P&D was not held within the week after the match completion and was re-scheduled. The two match umpires presented their statement of events that occurred during the 1st grade match played between CBC and Roleystone-Karragullen (RKCC) on 28 November and 5 December 2020.
Mr Rice was unable to be present due to family matters. His prepared statement of events was provided to the P&D.
RKCC player Mr Patrick Fisher informed the P&D of his version of events. A written statement by Mr G Hickinbotham from RKCC was tended to the P&D.
Prepared written character references for Mr Rice were provided to the P&D.
After considered deliberation the P&D decided that due to the conflicting versions of the events and established procedure for prescribed penalties not being followed, no penalties will be applied to Mr Rice.