CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today announced the outcome of a Disciplinary Hearing following an incident that transpired in the RAM SLAM T20 franchise competition match at Sahara Park Willowmoore on 17 January 2014 between the Chevrolet Warriors and the Sunfoil Dolphins.
Simon Harmer of Chevrolet Warriors was charged under clause 6.3.1 (f) - Level 2 of the CSA Code of Conduct: use of language that was serious obscene, offensive or insulting to an umpire.
Mr. Harmer pleaded guilty and the evidence of the match report is not in issue and the complaint is, therefore, established.
CSA Disciplinary Commissioner, Professor Rian Cloete, handed down the following order after careful consideration:
“It is important that an effective penalty be imposed and it is fundamentally important for disciplinary action to correct behaviour. In the circumstances I am satisfied that the appropriate penalty in respect of this offence, which is a level 2 offence, is a suspension for one four-day match, but without the need, in addition, to impose a fine.
“Mr Harmer is ineligible for selection for the forthcoming Sunfoil Series Match against the bizhub Highveld Lions due to be played from 13 – 16 March 2014 at Axxess St George’s, Port Elizabeth.”