SuperSport Series

Knights found not guilty

2011-11-01 18:21
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Johannesburg - The Knights have been found not guilty of illegal ball tampering in their SuperSport Series match against the Warriors at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley over the weekend.

The CEO's of the Knights and the Warriors (Johan van Heerden and Dave Emslie), as well as both teams' coaches (Sarel Cilliers and Piet Botha) and captains (Morné van Wyk and Jon-Jon Smuts) appeared before Cricket South Africa's legal council in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The Knights were accused of ball tampering during the Warriors' first innings when they lost five wickets inside five overs after being solidly placed at 107/2. They were eventually bowled out for 206 and the Knights won the game by a mammoth 211 runs.

The finding was made by CSA Disciplinary Commissioner Riaan Cloete at an inquiry held here.

Cloete said that no evidence had been presented to him of any alleged ball tampering.

He added that it had been suggested that the ball might be of a sub-standard quality and he had, therefore, ruled that it should be examined and tested by an independent body such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to try to establish the reason for the unusual behaviour of the ball.

The finding was accepted by both parties and CSA regards the matter as closed.

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