T20 champions Nottinghamshire received a suspended points deduction – which could amount to up to 16 points – after several offenses on the field en route to their second title last summer
- Notts Outlaws had five solid offenses for their players in as many weeks
- The T20 champions were able to deduct 16 points in the County Championship
- Dan Christian could be suspended from a game depending on the team’s behavior in 2021
Twenty 20 Nottinghamshire champions have been suspended from points after a spate of offenses on the field en route to their second title last summer.
After five fixed penal offenses in as many weeks for their players, the Outlaws faced a mandatory Cricket Discipline Commission hearing that ran the risk of scoring points and banning Captain Dan Christian from a game, depending on the team’s behavior in 2021.
The decisions were made on November 19 in a remote hearing chaired by Mike Smith along with Paul Parker and Tom Poynton.
Twenty 20 Nottinghamshire champions were hit with a suspended point deduction
An immediate two-point penalty will be imposed in the Royal London Cup and / or Vitality Blast and / or 16 points in the County Championship if cricketers playing for Nottinghamshire suffer two additional fixed penalties in a competition within the next 12 months .
The exact number of points to be deducted is determined by the CDC committee depending on the severity of the indiscretions and the competitions.
In addition, Australian all-rounder Christian will be banned from a game if a player on a Notts team he heads receives a solid penalty.
In the semi-finals, the Nottinghamshire batsmen were warned by the referees about audible profanity, forcing Sky Sports to apologize live on the air. This could have contributed to the sanction, according to Cricinfo.
During the group stage loss to Leicestershire at Grace Road, Steven Mullaney was warned for simulating a slip stop in the outfield.
Notts captain Dan Christian could be suspended depending on the team’s future behavior