BBL: Perth Scorchers fined for breaching salary cap

The Perth Scorchers have been fined $5000 (AUD) in the wake of breaking the rules for the players’ salary cap amid last season’s Big Bash League.

Cricket Australia (CA) declared on Monday (November 14) that the Scorchers broke the permissible group retainer pool of $1.3 million by $5000. The Scorchers have been fined the base punishment of $150,000, with $145,000 suspended pending no further rupture of the group retainer pool rules amid the following five years.

Iain Roy, CA head of honesty, said the Scorchers self-reported the pay top rupture to CA.

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“Following a thorough investigation, we understand that this was not a purposeful breaching of the rules by the Perth Scorchers, and this has been taken into account for the purpose of fixing an appropriate penalty. We do however take a proactive, zero-tolerance approach to maintaining the integrity of our sport and this includes any breaches of salary caps in the BBL.

This serves as a timely reminder that the integrity of our game is a high priority and we won’t accept this being compromised,”

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