Warwickshire Pitch Appeal Rejected

An appeal panel comprising Ricky Needham (chairman), Cliff Pocock and David Acfield was convened today to hear the appeal by Warwickshire against the eight-point deduction subsequent to their LV= County Championship match versus Worcestershire on May 11-14 2011.

Warwickshire had appealed on a basis of the ECB’s failure to follow due process and also that no consideration had been given to extenuating circumstances.

The appeal panel heard submissions from both Warwickshire and the ECB and determined on both counts not to uphold the appeal. Consequently the eight-point deduction stands. Warwickshire were ordered to pay £3,000 costs.

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