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PHC appeal Furbert ban

PHC have appealed against the lengthy suspension imposed on one of their cricketers by Bermuda Cricket Board,

writes Colin Thompson.Club vice-president Mark Wade has confirmed that the Premier Division side have contested Khiry Furbert’s two-year ban imposed by a BCB disciplinary committee last week.

Furbert had disciplinary action taken against him for his role in two separate incidents which occurred during PHC’s home and away league fixtures with St George’s this season.

“We have completed our internal investigation and will certainly be appealing,” Wade said. “But we want to respect the integrity of the investigation and the appeal and so we cannot comment beyond that.”

Wade declined to divulge the findings of an internal inquiry into an incident involving Furbert that took place at PHC Field prior to the start of last month’s league match between the hosts and visiting St George’s.

Fubert was involved in a nasty verbal spat with St George’s Detroy Smith. Both players left the ground but Furbert returned with others looking for Smith who fled for fear of his safety. Police attended the scene but no arrests were made.

“Being that all of the procedures haven’t been completed we wouldn’t comment beyond that,” Wade said.

St George’s pair Smith and Macai Simmons were also banned by the BCB last week for their alleged involvement in the two separate incidents that occurred during the club’s matches with PHC.

Smith received a three-year ban while Simmons was given a nine-month suspension.

Earlier this week St George’s Cricket Club secretary Raoul Ming confirmed that his club have appealed against the sanctions imposed on their players.

The Royal Gazette also reported earlier this week that Willow Cuts have appealed a one-year ban imposed on all-rounder Deunte Darrell as well as the BCB’s decision to award Devonshire the points from the abandoned Premier 50-over match between the two teams at Devonshire Rec. on September 4.

Darrell was found guilty of threat of an assault on an umpire, showing serious dissent towards an umpire’s decision and abusing cricket ground equipment while on probation.

He admitted to threat of an assault on an umpire but denies committing the other offences.

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Published September 16, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 16, 2011 at 9:59 am)

PHC appeal Furbert ban

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