Sydney Sixers fined $25000
Sydney Sixers is one of the eight Australian teams that compete against each other in the Women’s Big Bash League. Recently, Sydney Sixers has been in the news not because of their game but because of the penalty, they have faced in a match in WBBL. Sydney Sixers fined $25000 by Cricket Australia.
The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has a similar format to that of Men’s Big Bash League that is a Twenty20 cricket tournament where eight Australian teams compete against each other to win the title. It is Australia’s Women’s domestic cricket tournament that takes place every year. The WBBL session 2020 is currently taking place in Sydney and started on 25 October 2020; the “D-day” is 29 November 2020.
Sydney Sixers is one of the two teams from Sydney that play in WBBL. The other team from Sydney is Sydney Thunders. Sydney Sixers, because of an “administration error” has been fined a total of $25,000.
It all happened on 21 November 2020. When Sydney Sixers were supposed to have their WBBL’s clash with Melbourne Renegades Women. The match which happened at North Sydney Oval had the newest addition in the team sheet of Sydney Sixers. The name was of the fast bowler Hayley Silver Holmes who was not even a member of the official 15-player squad.
However, Sydney Sixers after realizing this error was humble enough to report it themselves. Moises Henriques, captain of the team sidelined Silver for the rest of the game and didn’t let her play at all.
Sydney Sixers fined $25,000 on 22 November 2020 by Alan Sullivan. Alan Sullivan is the Senior Conduct Commissioner of Cricket Australia. Even though Sullivan praised the fact that Sydney Sixers themselves reported the error and wishfully sidelined Silver Holmes after realizing their mistake, he couldn’t neglect the seriousness of the error that had happened.