Rising England star banned for betting on games

Rising England star banned for betting on games
Rising England star banned for betting on games

A promising England fast bowler has been banned for placing bets on cricket matches.

Brydon Carse, 28, has been hit with a 16-month suspension by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

With 13 months suspended it means Carse will be able to return to the field after August 28.

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It does, though, rule him out of England’s Test tour of the West Indies.

Carse was a chance of breaking into the Test team following the retirements of Stuart Broad and James Anderson, as well as ongoing injuries to Jofra Archer.

The newly formed Cricket Regulator found Carse placed 303 bets on matches between 2017 and 2019.

Brydon Carse of England. Getty

While he didn’t play in any of the matches he admitted to betting on, he did bet on games involving his club side Durham.

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

“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.”

Carse has played 17 white-ball matches for England and was called up to the ODI World Cup squad last year.

He was rewarded with a two-year ECB contract, which the governing body confirmed will remain in place despite the suspension.

Source: nine.com.au

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