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Melbourne Renegades’ Will Sutherland cops fine for biosecurity breach

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Melbourne Renegades youngster Will Sutherland has been fined $ 5,000 for violating Cricket Australia’s biosecurity measures during the BBL, just hours after being named Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

Cricket Australia said in a statement on Friday evening that Sutherland, the son of former Cricket Australia CEO James, left the BBL bubble in Melbourne on January 21 to play golf and have a meal.

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The 21-year-old has been sanctioned under Cricket Australia’s code of conduct after an investigation was completed.

Sutherland accepted the charge, but successfully challenged the proposed penalty of a fine of $ 10,000, with a suspension of $ 4,000.

The penalty was subsequently reduced to a fine of $ 5,000.

BBL boss Alistair Dobson said the following in the statement from Cricket Australia:

“The biosecurity protocols not only ensured the safety of players, staff, officials and cricket fans, but also made it possible to cross borders and transport the KFC BBL to seven different states and territories reducing cases of close contact with COVID in the community. “

Earlier in Sutherland’s bittersweet day, he had won the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award for his performances with the Renegades and Victoria.

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