England cricketer Carse banned for betting breach

The punishment from the Cricket Regulator states 13 months of Carse’s 16-month ban will be suspended.

Brydon’s team Durham says he can train during his ban, which will run until 28 August.

The 28-year-old is charged with placing 303 bets on various matches between 2017 and 2019.

Carse did not place any bets on games in which he played. He accepted the charges and “demonstrated significant remorse”, the Cricket Regulator said.

The Cricket Regulator is responsible for monitoring compliance and enforcement of the game’s regulations in England. It was established in December 2023 and is ring-fenced from the rest of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Educational example

“We take these matters extremely seriously and do not condone any form of anti-corruption breach in cricket,” the ECB stated.

“We support the Cricket Regulator’s decision and their consideration of the mitigating factors in Brydon’s case. He has co-operated and shown remorse for his actions. We are satisfied that Brydon has shown growth in the five years since this breach and has demonstrated a greater understanding of his responsibilities.

“We are hopeful that his case can serve as an educational example for other cricketers.”

The Cricket Regulator added there is no evidence to suggest any other integrity concerns relating to Carse.

Under current rules, no professional players, coaches or support staff can bet on cricket anywhere in the world.

Cricket Regulator

“The Cricket Regulator takes any breach of integrity or misconduct rules seriously,” the Cricket Regulator’s interim director Dave Lewis said.

“Therefore, I encourage any participant, from within the professional game, who has gambled on cricket to come forward. They should not wait to be discovered.”

Carse was born in South Africa but qualifies to play for England through ancestry and completed his England residency qualification in 2019.

He made his England one-day international (ODI) debut in July 2021 against Pakistan. Carse has made 14 ODI appearances in total and has played in three Twenty20 internationals.

Anti-corruption breaches

Cricket authorities are increasingly cracking down on players who breach anti-corruption rules.

In January, Bangladesh cricketer Nasir Hossain was banned by the International Cricket Council for two years.

Two months earlier, former West Indies star Marlon Samuels was handed a six-year ban over a series of anti-corruption code breaches.

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