Goulburn Murray Cricket has reacted swiftly to the altercation between former Moama Cricket Club co-coach Paul Jacobs and umpire Lance Carrington on Saturday.GEORDIE COWAN March 1, 2013 4:57am
Former Moama Cricket Club co-coach Paul Jacobs has copped a five-year ban from the Goulburn Murray Cricket board after a physical altercation with umpire Lance Carrington on Saturday.
The ruling means he cannot hold any position with any club in the association until the 2018-19 season.
Carrington was suspended from umpiring for the rest of the season and received a suspended sentence for two years, while Moama was also fined $500.
The penalties, which are unprecedented, were handed down at a hearing on Wednesday night.
‘‘Goulburn Murray Cricket has been advised of several incidents that occurred at the Moama cricket ground on Saturday during the closing stages and after the conclusion of the match between Moama and Fire Brigade which have brought the association and the game of cricket into disrepute,’’ the association said in a statement.
Jacobs, Carrington and representatives from Moama and Fire Brigade spoke at the hearing.
‘‘Basically all we know is there was an altercation after the match and, under the code of conduct of cricket, that’s why we decided to take that action,’’ GMC president Lindsay Rankin said.
‘‘An umpire’s got to be protected at all times and we, the board, felt we need to support umpires otherwise the game doesn’t happen and we took that into consideration.’’
Rankin said Moama was fined $500 because they were responsible for the then coach Jacobs.
‘‘Under the rules, that’s the max (fine),’’ he said.
‘‘Their coach Paul Jacobs had been drinking and was representing their club against the code of conduct.’’
As for Carrington, the board felt he was provoked but he also played a part in the altercation.
‘‘The Goulburn Murray Cricket board is determined to ensure all clubs, players and officials uphold the spirit of cricket and abide by the respective codes of conduct as prescribed in the rules of the association,’’ the association statement said.
Moama secretary Anthony Farrant said it was an unfortunate situation.
‘‘A remarkably regrettable incident for our club which has led to the ending of a relationship with a bloke who has contributed a lot to our club over the past two or three seasons,’’ he said.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.