Perils of Social Media: Hobart Hurricane’s Emily Smith handed a one-year suspension over Instagram post

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Hobart Hurricane’s women’s team wicket-keeper Emily Smith has been imposed a one-year suspension after revealing the team’s line-up through an Instagram post. 

Image Courtesy: Women Criczone

Smith breached the Cricket Australia’s anti-corruption policy after recording a video that included the details of the Hurricane’s line-up for their clash against Sydney Thunder.

The Article 2.3.2 of the Cricket Australia guidelines clearly disallow the “Disclosing Inside Information to any person (with or without Reward) where the Participant knew or might reasonably have known that such disclosure might lead to the information being used in relation to Betting in relation to any Match or Event.”

Cricket Australia’s head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll commented on the situation. He claimed that although the intention was not deliberate, the players should be well aware of the Anti-Corruption Code. He added:

Whilst Cricket Australia acknowledges that at the time of posting the team line-up there was no intent to breach the Anti-Corruption Code, CA’s rigorous anti-corruption player education program means that players are well aware of their obligations under the Anti-Corruption Code and there is no excuse for breaches regardless of the reasons for information being disclosed.”

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