Sophie Ecclestone.
Sophie Ecclestone. (Photograph by Alex Davidson/Getty Photos)

England participant Sophie Ecclestone has been handed an official reprimand for breaching Stage 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct throughout the Commonwealth Video games Ladies’s T20I bronze medal match towards New Zealand in Birmingham on Sunday. Ecclestone was discovered to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Gamers and Participant Help Personnel, which pertains to “abuse of cricket tools or clothes, floor tools or fixtures and fittings throughout an Worldwide Match.”

Along with this, one demerit level has been added to Ecclestone’s disciplinary document, for whom it was the primary offence in a 24-month interval. The incident occurred following Ecclestone’s dismissal within the 18th over of England’s innings when on return to the pavilion, she knocked a chair over along with her bat.

Ecclestone admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by GS Lakshmi of the Emirates ICC Worldwide Panel of Match Referees, so there was no want for a proper listening to. On-field umpires Lauren Agenbag and Eloise Sheridan, third umpire Claire Polosak and fourth umpire Vrinda Rathi levelled the cost.

Stage 1 breaches carry a minimal penalty of an official reprimand, a most penalty of fifty per cent of a participant’s match charge, and one or two demerit factors.

England miss out on Bronze medal

As for the match, England suffered two losses in as many days and missed out on a Bronze medal. They misplaced to India within the semi-final conflict after which misplaced to New Zealand within the bronze medal encounter. The group led by Nat Sciver couldn’t put up an honest rating with the bat as they collapsed after opting to bat first. England might solely publish 110 runs for the lack of 9 wickets of their 20 overs.

In response, Sophie Devine slammed an excellent half-century and remained unbeaten on 51 off 40 deliveries. New Zealand chased down the goal within the twelfth over itself with eight wickets in hand and seize the Bronze Medal in CWG 2022.



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