Emily Smith Banned For Revealing Playing XI on Social Media

WBBL’s Emily Smith Banned For Revealing Playing XI on Social Media

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Hobart Hurricanes’ wicketkeeper Emily Smith has been banned for one year for disclosing the details of playing XI which could have assisted betting in the game.

Emily Smith posted a video, an hour before the match, in Instagram, which revealed the batting line up for the match against Sydney Thunders on November 2 in Burnie. Though the match was not played because of the weather, it hasn’t curbed her from punishment.

Emily Smith banned under Article 2.3.2

She will not play the remaining Women’s Big Bash League‘s matches and will not be eligible to play any form of cricket for one year. She is banned under the Article 2.3.2 of Cricket Australia.

Article 2.3.2 of Cricket Australia’s Anti-Corruption Code prohibits: “Disclosing Inside Information to any person (with or without Reward) where the Participant knew or might reasonably have known that such disclosure might lead to the information being used in relation to Betting in relation to any Match or Event.”

The 24-Year-old Emily Smith hasn’t played for his country. It will be a big break in her international career. Her ban is for 12 months with nine months suspended. Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll opined that no excuse will be heard from the players as they are educated in the programs about Anti-corruption code.

“CA’s rigorous anti-corruption player education program means that players are well aware of their obligations under the Anti-Corruption Code and there is no excuse for breaches regardless of the reasons for information being disclosed,” Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“Since the commencement of the WBBL, Cricket Australia has had in place a robust anti-corruption program,” he added.

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Emily Smith

“We have been working with Emily throughout the process and Emily now understands the mistake she made,” he said.

“Unfortunately, in this instance, Emily’s actions breached the Anti-Corruption Code. We hope this serves as a reminder to all that the Anti-Corruption Code is critical to protecting the integrity of the game,” Carroll said.

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