Derrick Brangman has had a one-year ban reduced to a four-match suspension, which he has already served.
The Bailey’s Bay all-rounder had the ban reduced after an arbitration ruling went in his club’s favour in their dispute with the Bermuda Cricket Board over the sanction it imposed on their player.
“We have concluded the arbitration process and we were successful in getting his ban reduced from one year to four matches,” Arrim Perinchief, the Bay president, confirmed.
Bay had been at odds over Brangman’s suspension that the BCB handed the all-rounder after he showed “serious dissent” at an umpire’s decision and bringing the game into disrepute.
The club believed that the Level Four charge Brangman faced was “excessive”.
Brangman forced a One 50 Overs Premier Division match against Western Stars to be abandoned after refusing to walk when he was contentiously dismissed at St John’s Field last June. His suspension was announced by the BCB on July 1.
Bay’s appeal against the suspension, making Brangman ineligible to play until June 29, was not upheld by an appeals committee headed up by lawyer Larry Scott.
However, the club stood by their team’s and the umpire’s claims that Brangman was never given out by the umpires and took the matter to the Department of Youth and Sport and Recreation’s Alternate Dispute Resolution arbitration panel, who ultimately ruled in their favour.
“The reports that we read, which were submitted by the umpires, none of them say I gave Derrick out and asked him to leave,” Perinchief said in a previous interview with The Royal Gazette. “None of the reports say that, so if none of your reports say I gave Derrick out and I asked him to leave then how could you say he is showing dissent? You can’t show dissent if you were never really given out.”
The BCB did not give an official response by press time.