Statement from Cricket Australia: Emily Smith

Hobart Hurricanes player Emily Smith has accepted a sanction from Cricket Australia for breaching Article 2.3.2 of CA’s Anti-Corruption Code.

Under the sanction, Smith will be ineligible to participate in any form of cricket for a period of one year, with nine months being fully suspended. This effectively means that Smith is ineligible for a period of three months, ruling her out of the remainder of this season’s WBBL and WNCL competitions.

Smith posted the Hurricanes’ team line-up to her personal Instagram account approximately an hour before the official scheduled release on Saturday, November 2. The Women’s Big Bash League match, played between the Hurricanes and the Sydney Thunder in Burnie, was abandoned due to weather.

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.”

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