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Singh reprimanded over forfeited match

Kristian Singh, the Cleveland County Cricket Club captain, has been reprimanded for breaching the Bermuda Cricket Board's Code of Conduct.

Singh received a warning for a Level 1 offence stemming from his team's controversial First Division Twenty20 match against Western Stars at White Hill Field on August 23.

Cleveland ultimately forfeited the match that was halted after a heated row involving their supporters and one of the club's own players flared up and threatened to escalate.

The BCB did not reveal the nature of the Level 1 offence.

However, it is believed that Singh had the sanction imposed for not controlling his players.

The BCB also met with the club's executive who apologised for the incident that marred the match.

“The umpires report on the listed match was recorded as a Level 1 Offence, which served as a warning, per the Code of Conduct,” Cal Blankendal, the BCB executive director, said.

“In addition to the Umpires Report, the BCB executive met with the executive of Cleveland County Cricket Club [CCCC] to express our concerns.

“The executive of CCCC offered their sincerest apologies during the meeting and made a commitment to adhere to all BCB playing regulations.

“The BCB recorded the meeting outcomes and has provided a letter to CCCC, as a record of the meeting between both parties.

“We (BCB) look forward to having CCCC in our league (s) in 2021.”

In the ill-fated encounter, Stars were coasting at 72 for two in reply to Cleveland's 113 for seven when, according to spectators, an argument among Cleveland fans escalated when one of their players was alleged to have been threatened while attempting to restore calm.

Singh eventually informed the umpires that he had taken the decision that he and his team were forfeiting the match before matters spiralled any further.

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Published September 26, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated September 25, 2020 at 10:13 pm)

Singh reprimanded over forfeited match

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