Disciplinary Committee

The Cricket Ireland Disciplinary Committee meets periodically to hear alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct and Playing Regulations across international fixtures, inter-provincial fixtures, Super 3’s, and all-Ireland cup competitions that are organised and played under the auspices of Cricket Ireland.

The Disciplinary Committee enforces the rules and regulations set out in the Cricket Ireland Disciplinary Regulations 2014.

Committee Membership

The committee consists of the following members:

Barry Keane (Chair), Neale Matthews, Barry Collins, David Pigott, Andrew Babington, George Brolly. Appeals Commissioners – Brian Turtle, David Enser.

Disciplinary Decisions – 2018 Season

The following is a summary of Cricket Ireland Disciplinary Decisions to date (2018 Season). These are disciplinary decisions were during the 2018 Season, following reporting from standing umpires.


Allen Coulter (CIYMS) – Irish Senior Cup Round 1, 19th May
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the Irish Senior Cup first round match between CIYMS and North County, by standing umpires Phil Thompson and Howard Bingham. In considering the report, and the mitigation offered by both the player and umpires, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the player should receive a warning as to his future conduct.

Andre Henry (Killyclooney) – National Cup Round 2, 17th June
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the National Cup second round match between Killyclooney and Drummond, by standing umpires Raj Padmanaban and David Caldwell. In responding to the charge on behalf of the player, the club admitted to the substance of the report, but not the detail and, on that basis, the Committee found the player guilty of the Level 1 offence and served him with a one-match suspension, which applies to the next CI match for which he is eligible. It was noted that if the player moves clubs, then this suspension would move with him.

Poonish Mehta (Merrion) – Irish Senior Cup QF, 22nd July
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-final match between Merrion and Leinster, by standing umpires Steve Wood and Eoin Crossen. In considering the report, and the mitigation offered by both the player and umpires, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the player should receive a warning as to his future conduct.

Peter Eakin (Northern Knights) – IP20, 7th July
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the IP20 match between the Northern Knights and Munster Reds, by standing umpires Sum Wijesundera and Bala Kailash. In considering the report, and the mitigation offered by the player, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the player should receive a warning as to his future conduct.

Stuart Thompson (NW Warriors) – IP20, 8th July
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the IP20 match between the NW Warriors and Northern Knights, by standing umpires Azam Ali Baig and Bala Kailash. In considering the report, and taking into account the mitigation offered by the player, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the player should receive a warning as to his future conduct.

Waqas Ali Raja (Co Galway) – National Cup SF, 12th August
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the National Cup semi-final match between Co Galway and Limerick, by standing umpires Aidan Seaver and William Clarke. In considering the report, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the player should receive a warning as to his future conduct.

Stephen Kennedy (Ballyspallen) – National Cup SF, 12th August
The player was reported for two Level 1 offences that took place in the National Cup semi-final match between Ballyspallen and Rush, by standing umpires George Brolly and Steve Wood. The Disciplinary Committee whether the two offences were sufficient to additionally warrant a Level 2 charge (per 2.4.2, item 2.9 of the CI disciplinary regulations), but viewed the two offences as part of the same incident, and thus as a single level 1 offence. In responding to the charge, the player admitted to the substance of the report, but not the detail and, on that basis, the Committee found the player guilty of the Level 1 offence and served him with a one-match suspension, which applies to the next CI match for which he is eligible. It was noted that if the player moves clubs, then this suspension would move with him.

William Porterfield (NW Warriors) – IP50, 9th September
The player was reported for a Level 1 offence that took place in the IP50 match between the NW Warriors and Leinster Lightning, by standing umpires Roland Black and Scott Richardson. In considering the report, the Committee found the player guilty of the Level 1 offence and served him with a one-match suspension, which applies to the next NWW match (in either the IPC, IP50 or IP20) for which he is available for selection.