Bermuda cricketer slapped with life ban after ugly brawl at cricket match - It was a cricket match which turned into a fighting match. The match turned into a repulsive incident of violence and unsporting conduct and led to a player being banned for life.
Bermuda cricketer Jason Anderson, who represents Cleveland County Cricket Club, has been slapped with a life ban for inciting a brawl during a club match.
Anderson launched a brutal assault on Willow Cuts Cricket Club batsman George O'Brien while wicket-keeping during the Champion of Champions final at the St David's Cricket Club Ground.
The fight turned ugly after Anderson argued with Brien between overs with both players wrestling each other to the ground. Anderson kicked Brien and players and officials rushed to calm them down.
Anderson was banned for life, while O'Brien was barred for a period sufficient to include 6 Logic 50 over matches.
Allan Douglas, Cleveland captain, said he did not know specifically what led to the horrific scenes. "I think a little bit of frustration built up by Jason, dropping a catch and missing a stumping, but I don't know what was said between George and Jason because I was at the other end of the wicket bowling," Douglas added.
The Bermuda Cricket Board found Anderson guilty of a Level 4 offence. He has been found guilty of a Level 4 2.4.2 of the Code of Conduct. O'Brien has been found guilty of a Level 3 2.3.2 of the Code of Conduct.