Key and Overton penalised

LVThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that Kent’s Rob Key and Somerset’s Craig Overton have received penalties under the ECB’s discipline code.

Key was reported by umpires Steve O’Shaughnessy and David Millns during Kent’s LV= County Championship match against Leicestershire between May 3 and 6, 2015 for a Level Two breach of the code (showing serious dissent against an umpire’s decision by word or action).

Overton was reported by umpires Michael Gough and Russell Evans during Somerset’s LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire between May 3 and 5, 2015, for a Level Two breach of the code (inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play).

The penalty for each of these offences is three penalty points. These penalties will remain on their records for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two-year period will result in an automatic suspension.