Trescothick faces disciplinary tribunal as ECB looks to amend player's behaviour

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 08, 2011 11:00 hrs

Former England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick will face a disciplinary tribunal set up by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to look into matters of 'bad behaviour' in county cricket.

Trescothick, who captains Somerset in county championships, faces the charge of failing to discipline of his team.

Trescothick could become the second county captain to be banned when he faces a disciplinary tribunal next week as ECB steps up its crackdown on player behaviour, The Telegraph reports.

James Foster, the Essex captain, received a two-match ban for indiscipline. three-man panel will rule on Murray Goodwin, the Sussex batsman who faces a suspension under the 'totting up' procedure of disciplinary points today.

"I would not say that there has been a deterioration in player behaviour but with Twenty20 there is so much at stake," Tim Robinson, the vice-chairman of the First-Class Umpires Association was quoted, as saying.

There are four levels of offences rising in severity from time-wasting and excessive appealing (level one) to intimidating an umpire, racism and violence (level four).

Players receive three points per offence and if they tot up nine penalty points in two years they face a suspension. (ANI)

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