Hamilton (Bermuda): The Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) has banned all-rounder Kavon Fubler from cricket for seven years for smashing the stumps and abusing an umpire after being given out leg before wicket (lbw) during a Premier Division game.
Fubler appeared at a disciplinary meeting on Tuesday when he was charged with a number of Level 4 offences relating to his behaviour for his club side Willow Cuts in the game against Bailey’s Bay at Sea Breeze Oval, reports CMC.
Despite his behaviour, Fubler continued playing in the game, bowling 6.3 overs as Bailey’s Bay won by seven wickets.
Fubler may have escaped with a lighter sentence had he not thrown a ball at umpire Cal Waldron after leaving the field, and had he not been heard to say he was going to smash his stumps if given out, immediately before doing so.
Southampton Rangers’ captain Janeiro Tucker served a one-game suspension last month after knocking over a stump in frustration at being hit for a four.
In 2011, Fubler was banned from Somerset Cricket Club after he subjected selector Molly Simons to a foul-mouthed tirade when he was left out of the club’s squad for a match, Bermuda’s premier domestic annual fixture between Somerset and St George’s.
This week’s punishment by the BCB follows a life ban it handed to Bermuda wicketkeeper Jason Anderson for his part in an on-field fight with fast bowler George O’Brien last season. O’Brien is still serving a six-game suspension he was given for his part in the incident.