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Cricketer banned for one year after headbutting umpire in Hampshire league

Cricketcountry.com (India) – Jason Ford of Fawley Cricket Club has been barred from playing in the Hampshire League after the player headbutted an umpire during a league between Fawley and Hythe on July 7, leading to the umpire, a Hythe player, losing his tooth in the process.

Summary

  • Jason Ford of Fawley Cricket Club has been barred from playing in the Hampshire League after the player headbutted an umpire during a league between Fawley and Hythe on July 7, leading to the umpire, a Hythe player, losing his tooth in the process.
  • Hampshire Cricket League took the disciplinary action against Ford and barred him for 17 matches, effectively meaning he will be banned from playing for one year.
  • According to the dailyecho.co.uk, League chairman Denis Emery said the length of the ban meant the cricketer would not be able to play again until July next year.
  • Play had to be abandoned at the New Forest Academy with police being called in to investigate the matter.
  • In a statement issued a few days later by the chairman of Fawley Cricket Club, Chris Tona stated: The individual involved was immediately suspended by the committee pending a full disciplinary meeting.

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