Sion Hill Tallawahs captain Shamic Roberts has become the first player to be penalised by the organisers of the SVG Police Co- operative Credit Union Clinchers 20/20 softball Tournament for bringing the game into disrepute.
On Sunday, Roberts was reported by the umpires for knocking off the bails with his bat after being dismissed for 19 in his team’s match against Dr. Thomas Injectors, which they lost by 5 wickets.
He was slapped with a one-match ban.
Roberts, the tournament’s 2015 MVP, admitted his wrongdoing and was handed the suspension at a short hearing on Sunday with a warning that any further transgressions will lead to a stiffer penalty and possible expulsion from the competition.
The organisers say they are also looking at reports of other act of ill-disciplined in other matches to see what action, if any, will be taken against persons found to be in breach of the tournament’s regulations.
The organisers and sponsors at the opening both warned that action will be taken against teams and players who are found guilty of acts of ill-disciplined.
Computer Cane End Gunners, Gairy Construction Simple Boyz, Dr. Thomas Injectors, RSVG Police and CGM Gallagher Novice got the better of their opponents when the action continued last weekend in the tournament at the Richland Park Oval.
On Saturday, Computer Cane End Gunners easily brushed aside Mt Pleasant Strikers by 8 wickets.
SCORES: Mount Pleasant Strikers 19 (8.2 overs) Micha Finley 3/3, Kevin Primus 3/7 Computer Cane End Gunners 23/2 (4 overs)
Defending champions, Gairy Construction Simple Boyz defeated Sea Operation Nar Fren Dem by 54 runs.
SCORES: Gairy Construction Simple Boyz 73 (14 OVERS), Shashin James 4/28; Sea Operation Nar Fren Dem (fielding nine men) 18 (8.3 overs).
On Sunday, Dr. Thomas Injectors beat Sion Hill Tallawahs by 5 wickets.
SCORES: Sion Hill Tallawahs 76 (14.3 OVERS) Nerton Lavia 25, Damion Allen 6/6 from 3.3 overs. Dr. Thomas Injectors 77/5 (16.2 overs) Nazie Maloney 25*, Shamic Roberts took 3/18.
RSVG Police defeated Calder United by 6 runs.
SCORES: RSVG Police 114 (17.2 OVERS), Roderick John 41(5×6, 2×4); Calder United 108 (20 overs) Kevin Henry 33.
C.G.M Gallagher Novice defeated Nice Radio Clinchers by 11 bruns in a high-scoring affair.
SCORES: C.G.M Gallagher Novice 146/7 (20 OVERS) Sydney Campbell 41, Andre Hunte 34, Chrisroy King 31; Okeif Andrews 3/25; Nice Radio Clinchers 135/9 (20 overs) Desron Spring 52 (4X6, 3X4), Rajiv Roberts 31; Norlan Williams 3/26.
Player of the weekend is Damion Allen who took 6/6 from 3.3 overs for Dr. Thomas Injectors against Sion Hill Tallawahs.