Protests and Disputes

15-12-2020

TRIBUNAL

Tribunal date:

15-12-2020

Tribunal personnel:

Mr D King, Mr G Santich

Tribunal convenor:

J Griffin

Umpire:

D Plug and D Diek

PLAYER

Name:

Chris Pietroniro

Club:

CBC Cricket Club

Advocate's name:

G Foulkes

PENALTY

Report:

Disputing of an umpires decision by gestures or words.

Tribunal notes:

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 Pietroniro provided his version of the events 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 Pietroniro 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 Pietroniro.

Penalty:

The P&D found Mr Pietroniro not guilty of the offence. The P&D advised that players must respect the umpires and team captains must ensure that the game is played in the correct spirit. Mr King also requested that the SMCA Executive review and update the player caution, prescribed penalties and offences in the SMCA Bylaws.

UMPIRE

Signee's name:

J Griffin, convenor

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