The undernoted tables note the outcomes of disciplinary charges raised against WDCU-registered players and/or officials, appeals resulting therefrom, appeals against decisions of the WDCU’s Cricket Management Committee (“CMC”), and matters considered by Committees of review.


Individual disciplinary charges and/or appeals

Euan McBeth Prestwick CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during a match 18-05-2024 On field sanction – Captain Advised

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 17-05-2026

Steve Baker Ayr CC Level 2 (2.8) Showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during a match 04-05-2024 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction –  Two week ban.  . This will commence on 18-05-2024, and conclude after 31-05-2024.  In addition, two demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 17-05-2026.

Farzan Dar GHK CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match 11-05-2024 On field sanction – Captain Advised

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 10-05-2026

Israr Hussain GHK CC Level 2.13 and 2.16 of the Cricket Scotland Code of Conduct, namely personal abuse of an Umpire during a match and intimidation of an Umpire whether by language or conduct (including gestures) during a match.

As the sanctioning guidance which automatically categorises relevant offences against Umpires or Match Referees as Level 3 offences

14-11-2023 Referred to CS Code of Conduct Manager.
Appeal panel upheld penalty of 5 demerit points
plus 5 week suspension. Given previous
allocation of 4 demerit points, the 9 point
threshold triggered a further 3 week ban.
Suspensions to run consecutively, so 8 week ban
commencing from start of 2024 season
James Fennah West of Scotland CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 26-08-2023 On field sanction – Level 1 Warning

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 25-08-2025.

Aidan Keogh Helensburgh CC Level 2 (2.7) Public criticism in relation to a match official 26-08-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – 3 demerit points (resulting in an automatic 1 week suspension) plus an additional 1 week suspension.

The suspension will start from Game 1 of the 2024 Cricket season and be effective for 14 days.

The 3 demerit points to remain on player’s record until 25-08-2025.

Abdul-Rafay Ashraf Irvine CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 19-08-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 18-08-2025.

Balawal Fahim Renfrew CC Level 2 (2.13) Using language to another player which in the circumstances is obscene. 05-08-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – 3 demerit points (resulting in an automatic 2 week suspension as he has accumulated 6 demerit points in a 24 month period) plus an additional 1 week suspension.

He has therefore received a total suspension of 3 weeks effective from 05/08/2023.

3 demerit points remain on player’s record until 04-08-2025.

Taimoor Ahmad Ferguslie CC Level 2 (2.7) Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to any player, team official, match official or team, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made. 11-08-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – 4 demerit points resulting in 1 week ban plus an additional 1 week suspension effective from 11-8-2023. 4 demerit points remain on player’s record until 10-08-2025.

Israr Hussain GHK CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match 22-07-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – As this is the second Level 1 violation issued in the same match, a further two demerit points will be added remain on player’s record until 21-07-2025.

As this now means three demerit points, this triggers an automatic one week ban effective from 1/8/2023.

 

Israr Hussain GHK CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match 22-07-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 21-07-2025.

Mubarak Ali Stirling County CC Level 2 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game 24-06-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – two-week ban, The ban will commence 27/07/2023

In addition four demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 27-07-2025.

Matthew Van Der Mescht Prestwick CC Level 1 (2.5) Using language, actions or gestures which disparage, or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a match. 12-07-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 11-07-2025.

Zaighum Ahmad Uddingston CC Level 1 (2.13) Using language to another player which in the circumstances is obscene. 12-07-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 11-07-2025.

Nathan Steyn Kelburne CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 08-07-2023 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 07-07-2025.

Muhammad Majeed GHK CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. 15-06-2023 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 14-06-2025.

Gregor Preston-Jones Ferguslie CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. 03-06-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 02-06-2025.

Haroon Tahir Ferguslie CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 31-05-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 30-05-2025.

Farzan Dar GHK CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 31-05-2023 On field sanction – None

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 30-05-2025.

Alan Davidson Dumfries CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 27-05-2023 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 26-05-2025.

Mubarak Ali Stirling County CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 18-05-2023 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 17-05-2024

Bryan Clarke Uddingston CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. 13-05-2023 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 12-05-2024

Adil Ghaffar Ferguslie CC Level (2.13) Using language to another player which in the circumstances is obscene. 06-05-2023 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 05-05-2024

Robert McBride Dumfries CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 06-05-2023 On field sanction – Level one warning issued
Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 05-05-2025.
Alan Davidson Dumfries CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 06-05-2023 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 05-05-2025.

Imran Muhgal Clydesdale CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 21-08-2022 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 20-08-2024

Husnain Haider Renfrew CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 13-08-2022 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 12-08-2024

Israr Hussain Renfrew CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 6-08-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 5-08-2024

Fergus Clarke Uddingston CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. 6-08-2022 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 5-08- 2024

 

Tippu Sultan Stenhousemuir CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 6-08-2022 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 5-08-2024.

Haroon Tahir Ferguslie CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. 30-07-2022 On field sanction – Level one warning issued

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 30-07-2024.

Mohsin Majeed Renfrew CC Level 1 (2.12) Inappropriate physical contact with a player, team official, umpire, match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during a match. 18-06-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 17-06-2024.

Parvase Majeed East Renfrewshire CC Level 1 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game.

Level 1 (2.21) Conduct that brings the game into disrepute.

28-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of two demerit points to remain on player’s record until 27-05-2024.

Joshua Roy Irvine CC Level 1 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game.

Level 1 (2.21) Conduct that brings the game into disrepute.

28-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of two demerit points to remain on player’s record until 27-05-2024.

William Leslie Drumpellier CC Level 1 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 28-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 27-05-2024.

Mohsin Majeed Renfrew CC Level 1 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 28-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 27-05-2024.

Robert McBride Dumfries CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 28-05-2022 On-field sanction – Level 1 – warning issued.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 27-05-2024.

Pashtoon Mohiagha Kelburne CC Level 1 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 28-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 27-05-2024.

Gareth Walsh Kilmarnock CC Level 1 (2.7) Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to any player, team official, match official or team, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made. 07-05-2022 Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 06-05-2024.
Scott McElnea Ayr CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match.

Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.

14-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of two demerit points to remain on player’s record until 13-05-2024.

Mohammed Kamran Kelburne CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 14-05-2022 On-field sanction – Level 1 – warning issued.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 13-05-2024.

Fergus Clarke Uddingston CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 07-05-2022 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 06-05-2024.

Amir Shahzad Stirling County CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 07-05-2022 On-field sanction – Level 1 – warning issued per Law 42.2.2.3

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 06-05-2024.

Irfan Hanif Poloc CC Level 2 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 18-09-2021 Charge not upheld.
Sherali Afzal Langside CC Level 2 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 18-09-2021 Charge not upheld.
Myles Shields Langside CC Level 4 (2.19). Any act of violence on the field of play during a match.

Level 3 (2.13) Personal abuse of a player, team official, umpire or match referee during a match.

Level 3 (2.17) Threat of assault on another player, team official, umpire or match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during a match.

Level 3 (2.17) Threat of assault on another player, team official, umpire or match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during a match.

18-09-2021 First charge not upheld.

No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Eighteen-week ban, with nine weeks of the ban suspended for a period of one year until 17-09-2022.  The ban will commence on the first week of the 2022 Saturday League season. In addition six demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 17-09-2023.

Usman Baig Poloc CC Level 3 (2.13) Personal abuse of a player, team official, umpire or match referee during a match.

Level 2 (2.2) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game.

18-09-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Five-week ban, with three weeks of the ban suspended for a period of one year until 17-09-2022.  The ban will commence on the first week of the 2022 Saturday League season. In addition four demerit points are added and will remain on player’s record until 17-09-2023.

Balawal Fahim Poloc CC Level 2 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.

Level 2 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game.

18-09-2021 First charge not upheld.

No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Three-week ban, with two weeks of the ban suspended for a period of one year until 17-09-2022. The ban will commence on the first week of the 2022 Saturday League season. In addition three demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 17-09-2023.

Stephen Allison Drumpellier CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 28-08-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 27-08-2023.

Sajid Majeed Renfrew CC Level (2.21) Conduct that brings the game into disrepute. 07-08-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 06-08-2023.

Colin Doyle Kilmarnock CC

Issue dealt with by Kilmarnock CC, and endorsed by WDCU.

Level (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.

Level (2.13) Using language to another player which in the circumstances is obscene.

28- 08-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Six-week ban, with two weeks suspended for a year until 27-08-2022.  The ban will commence on 4-09-2021 and finish following the first week of the 2022 season. In addition three demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 27-08-2023.

Rahman Ali Drumpellier CC Level 2 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures, and fittings during a match.

Level 2 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.

28-08-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Two-week ban. The ban will commence on the first week of the 2022 season. In addition three demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 27-08-2023.

Mahmood Alam Kilmarnock CC Level 1 (2.7) Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to any player, team official, match official or team, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made. 18-08-2021 No on-field sanction

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 17-08-2023.

Tom Fleet Prestwick CC Level 1 (2.20) – Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 14-08-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 13-08-2023.

Ross Jones Stenhousemuir CC Level 2 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.

Level 2 (2.12) Inappropriate physical contact with a player, team official, umpire, match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during a match.

31-07-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction –  Five-week ban (one week suspended for a year until 6-08-2022). The ban commenced on 07-08-21 initiated by the club and will conclude after 03-09-2021. In addition four demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 06-08-2023.

Duncan Stephens Helensburgh CC Level 2 (2.5) Using language, actions or gestures which disparage, or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a match.

Level 2 (2.12) Inappropriate physical contact with a player, team official, umpire, match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during a match.

31-07-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Four-week ban (one week suspended for a year until 13-08-2022). The ban will commence on 14-08-21 and conclude after 03-09-2021. In addition, four demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Imam Rasheed GHK CC Level 2 (2.5) Using language, actions or gestures which disparage, or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a match. 09-08-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 08-08-2023.

Liam Flynn East Kilbride CC Level 2 (2.12) Making inappropriate and deliberate contact with another player.

Level 2 (2.13) Using language to another player which in the circumstances is obscene.

10-07-2021 No-on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Two week ban (one week suspended for a year until  09-07-2022).  The ban will commence on 26-07-21, and conclude after 02-08-2021.  In addition, four demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Abdul Shakoor Renfrew CC Level 2 (2.13) Personal abuse of another player.

Level 2 (2.21) Conduct that brings the game into disrepute by his actions of unruly and threatening behaviour.

10-07-2021 No on-field sanction.

Off-field sanction – Four-week ban (with one week suspended for a year until 09-07-2022).  This will commence on 26-07-2021, and conclude after 15-08-202.  In addition, four demerit points are added, and will remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Harry Briggs Greenock CC Level 1 (2.20) Conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game. 17/07/2021 On-field sanction – First and final warning per Law 42.2.2.3.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 16-07-2023.

Matthew Tweedie Stirling County CC Level 1 (2.5) Using language, actions or gestures which disparage, or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a match. 17/07/2021 On-field sanction – First and final warning per Law 42.2.2.3.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 16-07-2023.

Ross Lyons Uddingston CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. 17/07/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 16-07-2023.

Nathan Allison Drumpellier CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match.

Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match.

10/07/2021 No on-field sanction.

Off field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Sameer Zia Langside CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during the match. 10/07/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Gregor Preston-Jones Ferguslie CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during the match. 10/07/2021 On field sanction – Level 1

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Taimoor Ahmad Ferguslie CC Level1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during the match. 10/07/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1, second team offence – 5 penalty runs awarded to Langside CC.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 09-07-2023.

Abdul Shakoor Renfrew CC Level 1 (2.8) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision to change bat. 03/07/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on player’s record until 02-07-2023.

Grant Milliken Kelburne CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 30/06/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on the player’s record until 29-06-2023.

Sajid Majeed Renfrew CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 30/06/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on the player’s record until 29-06-2023.

Mitchell Rao Prestwick CC Clause 2 (2.21) Conduct that brings the game into disrepute. 30/06/2021 On-field sanction – Level 1

Standard procedure, including calling Prestwick CC Captain onto the field.

Off field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on the player’s record until 29-06-2023.

Asad Amir East Renfrewshire CC Level 1 (1.2) Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. 26/06/2021 On-field sanction – Warned any further breach would result in 5 run penalty.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on the player’s record until 25-06-2023.

Mark Morrison Prestwick CC Level 1 (2.2) Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during the match. 19/06/2021 Official Level 1 warning to Prestwick CC Captain – not out batsman.

Off-field sanction – Reprimand with the addition of one demerit point to remain on the player’s record until 18-06-2023.

Duncan Stephens Helensburgh CC Level 1 (2.3) Use of an audible obscenity during a match. 20/06/2021 One demerit point against record for a period of 24 months.
Ross Lamb Galloway CC Level 1.3 Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting. 03/08/2019 Reprimand.
Steven Carr Galloway CC Level 1.3 Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting. 03/08/2019 Reprimand.
Parvase Majeed East Renfrewshire CC Level 1.2 Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. 28/06/2019 Reprimand.
Aamir Shazhad Stirling County CC Level 3.2 Threat of assault on another player, team official, match official or spectator. 20/07/2019 Six-week suspension commencing on 00.01 on 09/08/2019, and extending in the 2020 season. The end date of the suspension will be notified when the 2021 fixtures are confirmed.  First game back 19-06-21.
Inderjit Singh Irvine CC Level 1.2 Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. 03/08/2019 Reprimand.
Aamir Gul Uddingston CC Level 1.3 Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting 20/07/2019 Reprimand.
Saif Sajjad Poloc CC Level 1.3 Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting 13/07/2019 Reprimand.
Amir Shazhad Stirling County CC Level 1.1 Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings 06/07/2019 Reprimand.
Neil Flack Greenock CC Level 1.2 Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. 06/07/2019 Reprimand.
Sandy McNay St. Michael’s CC Level 1.3 Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting 22/06/2019 Reprimand.
Zaighum Ahmad Poloc CC Level 3.4 Conduct that is either (a) contrary to the Spirit of the Game or (b) brings the game into disrepute. 12/05/2019 Five-week suspension, of which one week is suspended for a period of one year, commencing on 00.01 on 13/06/19, to 24.00 on 10/07/2019.
Darren Butler Helensburgh CC Level 2.3 Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play. 12/05/2019 Three-week suspension, of which one week is suspended for a period of one year, commencing on 00.01 on 19/06/2019, to 24.00 on 02/07/2019.
Abdul Shakoor Renfrew CC Level 1.3 Using language or gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting 08/06/2019 Reprimand.
Ryan Morrow Kelburne CC Level 1.2 Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. 18/05/2019 Reprimand.

 


Club appeals

Club Decision of CMC Date of appeal Decision of Appeal Panel
Partick CC & Titwood CC The CMC decided that neither Partick or Titwood should be promoted to Premiership 2 for season 2024. 23/10/2023 The appeal was fully upheld.
Partick CC The CMC deducted Partick CC 25 points for a pitch being deemed unfit by a CSMOA Appointed umpire. 09/10/2023 The appeal was fully upheld.
Renfrew CC The CMC decided to reject the request by Renfrew CC to award the cancelled Glasgow Accies v Renfrew games on 15/07/2023 to Renfrew CC and apply a 25-0 points win to Renfrew CC 25/09/2023 The appeal was not upheld.
Clydesdale CC The CMC decided not to permit the registration of Zachary McCaskie as a Paid Professional, requested by Clydesdale CC on 12th June 2023 as the individual did not meet the criteria required. 13/07/2023 The appeal was not upheld.
Stirling County CC The CMC decided that Stirling County CC be deducted 26 points for playing an ineligible player between 22 May 2022, the date a Stirling County CC player played for Bute County CC, and 23 June 2022, the date the WDCU were informed that this had happened. 23/06/2022 The appeal was not fully upheld. The 26 point penalty remained. The application of the penalty was, however, amended to Stirling County CC being deducted 13 points in season 2022 with the remaining 13-point deduction being suspended conditional on Stirling County CC not again breaching player eligibility rules up to, and including, 31 August 2024.
GHK CC The CMC determined that GHK CC did not meet the criteria, as these related to junior cricket, for its 1st XI to be promoted from the Second Division of the WDCU Saturday League to the First Division. 03/12/2021 The Appeal Panel, unanimously, upheld GHK CC’s appeal, noting that the CMC’s intention to apply the criteria that were in place before amendments were made to them for the 2021 season, when deciding on clubs’ eligibility for promotion, not being intimated to member clubs was an error.  The Panel considers that in the absence of this intention being intimated to them, member clubs could reasonably conclude that the amended criteria would apply.
Ayr CC The CMC decided that Ayr CC be deducted 100 league points and 4 McCulloch Cup points for playing an ineligible player from the start of the season up to and including 1 June 2019. 24/06/2019 The Appeal Panel, unanimously, upheld Ayr CC’s appeal and, noting that Kenroy Peters’ ineligibility to play cricket for Ayr CC accrued from the Home Office’s amended opinion intimated to it on 5 June 2019, saw no reason to impose any points deduction(s) for matches played prior to this date, the prior period being, in effect, covered by the Home Office’s previous opinion, provided on 31 May 2019, namely that he could play.
Galloway CC The CMC decided that Galloway CC be deducted 150 points for playing ineligible players between 20 May 2018, the date two Galloway CC players played for Forres St. Lawrence CC, and 21 July 2018, the date the WDCU were informed that this had happened. 16/08/2018 The appeal was not fully upheld. The 150 point penalty remained. The application of the penalty was, however, amended to Galloway CC being deducted 75 points in season 2018 with the remaining 75-point deduction being suspended conditional on Galloway CC not again breaching player eligibility rules up to, and including, 31 August 2020.
Glasgow Accies CC The CMC decided not to permit the registration of Callum Russell, requested by Glasgow Accies CC on 30 July 2018, for the remainder of the 2018 season. 07/08/2018 The appeal was not upheld.
Dumfries CC The CMC decided that the match between West of Scotland CC and Dumfries CC on 7 July 2018, which was abandoned because of an unfit pitch, would be void and that no points would be awarded to either side.  A warning was issued to West of Scotland CC that it faced sanctions should there be a recurrence of a sub-standard pitch for the remainder of the season. 24/07/2018 The appeal was not upheld.

 


Committees of review

Initiating person(s) Matter(s) Date of review Decision of Committee of review
Parvase Majeed A Committee of review established by Cricket Scotland and the WDCU to consider a complaint about the origins of, and handling by the WDCU of, a club complaint pursuant to the Rowan Cup match between Poloc CC and Ferguslie CC on 27 June 2019. July to December 2021 The Committee concluded the WDCU did not have a basis upon which to consider the club complaint. Notwithstanding this, ultimately fatal, error, the Committee found that:

  • the club complaint had been timeously acknowledged by the WDCU;
  • it was timeously, and correctly, passed to the Disciplinary & Appeals Committee (“D&AC”); but
  • a determination by the D&AC as to the WDCU’s competence to consider it was not made.

The complainant club should have been informed that the WDCU could not consider its complaint, thereby ending its involvement. All actions by the WDCU, after consideration of the complaint by the D&AC, were, therefore, and notwithstanding procedures for handling competent complaints were followed, carried out in error.  The Committee also found there was sufficient contradiction in the versions of events surrounding the origin of the club complaint that a determination of what actually happened could only be made after a detailed, independent, investigation, and this went beyond the remit agreed with the complainant.  The Committee of review’s conclusions also highlighted:

  • intimation to a respondent of a complaint against them being considered by the WDCU should be done timeously;
  • each complaint should be considered in isolation until determined;
  • guidance on conflicts in the “WDCU Disciplinary & Appeals, Policy & Procedures” should be rigorously applied;
  • whether a person has a conflict should be continuously reviewed throughout the consideration of a matter;
  • a complaint received by any member of the D&AC should be timeously circulated to all members, unless conflicted;
  • all persons involved in the consideration and/or management of complaints should be clear as to their roles; and
  • persons investigating a complaint should be cognisant of there being limitations on discussing and/or sharing information.