Inside the Sagicor Cup
Date Published: 2013-11-09
Banks Wildey earn full points against Carlton after protest in Sagicor Super Cup first round match
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 9 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Carlton have forfeited the full four points they had gained for beating Banks Wildey in the opening series of the 2013 BCA Sagicor General Super Cup championship at Desmond Haynes Oval on October 26 because they included a player who also took part in an Intermediate division match slated for the same date.
In a Press release, the BCA stated that "Banks Wildey had lodged a protest against Carlton claiming that they had included Keon Harding in their team on October 26. Mr. Harding also played in an Intermediate Division game for Combermere against Harrison College on October 12, 19 & 26.
"Carlton confirmed that the Mr. Harding played in the game and according to Regulation 18, no player may take part in any match in any division if he is a declared member of a team selected to take part in a match in another division in a series which is not completed.
"Hence Carlton would forfeit the points gained in that game and full points would be awarded to Banks Wildey."
The outcome has jolted Carlton from their previous top position on 12 points to eight points in Zone 'B' going into the fifth round of matches on Saturday, November 9.
Revised points (After Series 4):
ZONE A - UWI 12, LIME 10, Empire 8, Maple 8, MTW 8, Barbados Youth 8, Yorkshire 6, Pickwick 4.
ZONE B - (NB: Matches played in brackets) - YMPC 10 (3), St. Catherine 8 (3), Carlton 8 (4), Banks Wildey 8 (4), Police 8 (4), Spartan 8 (4), Wanderers 6 (4), BDFSP 4 (3), BCL 4 (3).
In two other matters, the BCA awarded full points (eight) to ESA Field Pickwick against Police, who did not prepare the pitch and outfield for a Division 2 match at Seawell, while a no-decision was ruled in a Goddard Enterprises Schools' division match between Combermere and Coleridge-Parry which Combermere 'won' after it was played over four days instead of the traditional three.
"Pickwick journeyed to Seawell to contest a Series 9, Zone C game against Police. Reports from the Barbados Cricket Umpires Association indicated that the pitch and outfield were not prepared on the first day, and according to Regulation 2, this is the responsibility of the home team. Therefore the points in the game will be assigned as follows: Pickwick 8, Police 0."
"Reports from the BCUA were received which indicated that the game between Combermere and Coleridge & Parry ended in a No-Decision on the fixtured third day (August 24) of Series 5 of the Goddard Schools’ Division Zone B competition.
"However the Schools apparently agreed to play on August 25 when Combermere went on to register a win over Coleridge & Parry.
"This, however, is unacceptable and as such the points would be assigned as follows: Combermere 1, Coleridge & Parry 1."