The England and Wales Cricket Board’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) today confirmed that Essex Captain Ryan ten Doeschate has received a penalty under the ECB’s Fixed Penalty Directives and will miss the next two Essex matches.
Ryan ten Doeschate was reported by umpires Jeremy Lloyds and Steve O’Shaughnessy during Essex’s Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire on 9 – 12 June 2018.
The Cricket Liaison Officer, Tony Pigott, determined that ten Doeschate had committed a Level 1 breach of the Directives (wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match, and using language that in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting).
Ten Doeschate has committed previous breaches during the past 24 months. The penalty for this subsequent breach at Level 1 is therefore three penalty points, bringing him to nine penalty points, the threshold for an automatic suspension.
He is therefore suspended from Essex’s next two matches – the Royal London One-Day Cup Play-Off against Yorkshire on Thursday 14 June and either the Royal London One-Day Cup Semi-Final on Monday 18 June (should Essex qualify) or the Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 20th June – Saturday 23 June.