General News | 14th July 2008
Outlaws Accept Appeal Ruling
Notts Outlaws will not compete in the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup after a Cricket Disciplinary Appeals Panel ruled that the original decision to reinstate them into the competition should be overturned.
Glamorgan will now progress to the knockout stages and face Durham at the Riverside for a place in the semi-finals.
“It has been a very challenging process for all involved but we accept the findings of the panel and wish all sides well after what has been a very difficult week for cricket,” said Notts Chief Executive Derek Brewer.
“When the original ruling was made, we were mindful that there would be an appeal and that any thoughts of a place in the quarter-finals were perhaps premature.
“We made our representation to the panel as did the other counties involved and although disappointed, we respect the ruling.
“There is no mechanism for appeal and with the finals day at the Rose Bowl less than two weeks away, it is important that a line is ruled under this issue and we pursue success in the LV County Championship and NatWest Pro40.”
The panel ruled that Yorkshire were guilty of fielding an ineligible player in their Northern Division fixture against Notts at Trent Bridge and would therefore be deducted the two points that they earned from the win.
In contradiction to the original ruling, these points will not be awarded to Notts resulting in Glamorgan qualifying for the quarter-finals due to their run rate being superior to Yorkshire’s.