Sussex handed suspended points penalty after five players show dissent towards umpires
Jofra Archer and Ollie Robinson among players to commit disciplinary breaches
Sussex have been handed a suspended points penalty after five of their players were charged with showing dissent at umpiring decisions within a 12-month period.
A virtual hearing of the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) took place on Tuesday and imposed a suspended points penalty, which will result in a deduction of 12 points in the County Championship and/or two points in the Royal London Cup and/or two points in the T20 Blast if Sussex players incur a further two fixed-penalty breaches in any competition within the next 12 months.
The panel, chaired by Chris Tickle alongside Amrisha Parathalingam and Paul Joy, also noted that Sussex had taken “steps to address their problem”, including a meeting held in March in which “players and coaches discussed dissent and other behavioural issues with the very experienced umpire Ian Gould”.
Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98