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Marijuana culprits ‘dealt with’

St David’s president Aaron Lugo said the players alleged to have smoked marijuana in his club’s changing room during a cricket match have been “identified and dealt with”.

But he has opted to keep the identity of the perpetrators from the public.

“We can’t actually say who was partaking in the illegal activity because they do have livelihoods outside of amateur sport,” Lugo told

The Royal Gazette. “But these people were identified and dealt with. They were suspended and have agreed to write an apology to the club.”

The marijuana smoking incident allegedly took place in full view of the teenage son of Islanders stalwart Lionel Cann, who pleaded in vain to those indulging in the illegal activity in the dressing room to cease.

“This was definitely disrespectful for a young man to see and something I don’t condone,” he told the

Gazette in an interview. “They definitely crossed the line by doing this sort of thing in front of my 13-year-old son. These guys today think they can do whatever they like wherever they like.”

The Bermuda and St George’s Cup Match star quit domestic cricket for the remainder of the season following the marijuana incident that took place at Lords, citing the increasing anti-social behaviour plaguing the sport as the primary reason for doing so.

Government MP Ashfield DeVent later applauded Cann’s stance.

“I think Mr Cann has reached a point that he is prepared to take a stand and he has my full support,” DeVent said. “I’m hoping that the stance Lionel has taken encourages other people in the country to honestly open the dialogue about what it is and where do we want to go with respect to drugs period in the country and drugs in sport.”

n A Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) appeals committee has upheld a one-year suspension imposed on Willow Cuts all rounder Deunte Darrell.

Darrell was banned by a BCB disciplinary committee after being found guilty of threat of an assault of an umpire, showing serious dissent towards an umpire’s decision and abusing cricket ground equipment while on probation during and after his team’s abandoned Premier 50-over match with Devonshire at Devonshire Rec. on September 4.

Meanwhile, the BCB have announced that today’sTwenty/20 contest between Western Stars and Bailey’s Bay will now take place at Sea Breeze Oval (2.30 pm) and not St John’s Field as originally planned.

The board have also confirmed that the eventual Premier and First Division 50-over champions will be presented with their respective trophies this weekend.

St David’s lead the Premier Division by six points over nearest rivals Bailey’s Bay while Cleveland top the First Division by 18 points over second-placed Somerset heading into this weekend’s final round of matches.

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Published September 17, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 17, 2011 at 8:19 am)

Marijuana culprits ‘dealt with’

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