Bermuda cricketer banned for life after intense clash during match

BERMUDA: Bermuda international player Jason Anderson got involved in an intense conflict with opposing batsman George O’Brien during a match between Cleveland County Cricket Club and Willow Cuts Cricket Club, according to a report in foreign media.


The report stated that Anderson was wicketkeeping when he got involved in a heated argument with O’Brien which grew into a brawl in a matter of seconds.

“The batsman swung his bat at Anderson and both players wrestled each other to the ground.”

The report further said that players, officials and members of the Bermuda Police Service had to move in to diffuse the situation.

“Anderson, who represented Cleveland County Cricket Club, was asked to leave the field by the club president Carlton Smith.”

The match resumed after the incident and Cleveland County won the match by 72 runs.

“The Bermuda Cricket Board reviewed the video footage and found Anderson guilty of a Level 4 Breach of the Code of Conduct. He was handed a life-ban from any involvement in cricket in Bermuda. O’Brien, who was charged with a Level 3 Breach of Conduct, was handed a six-month ban from all cricket.”