Bermuda February 22, 2007

Behave yourselves, Bermuda

Bermuda will be subject to arguably the most fiercely enforced Code of Conduct ever imposed on a national team over the next month, as reported by today's Royal Gazette :

Bermuda will be subject to arguably the most fiercely enforced Code of Conduct ever imposed on a national team over the next month, as reported by today's Royal Gazette:

A curfew of 11 p.m. the night before a game and midnight for all other days is set to be strictly enforced.

Any player who breaks the curfew will automatically be banned for two One-Day Internationals and receive a hefty fine of $1,000.

Any player who breaks the curfew for a second time will be sent home immediately.

Any player not found in the hotel room to which they have been assigned by the team manager will be fined $1,000.

Any player who misses a training session without the coach’s express permission will be fined $200, while a second missed session will result in a $500 fine and a one-match ban.

Late attendance at any training session will be punished by a $50 fine for each offence

On previous tours, the players were subjected to a Code of Conduct, but it is understood that any disciplinary issues were usually only dealt with after the team had returned to the Island.

On-the-spot fines of up to $1,000 are certainly unprecedented, but Board president Reggie Pearman insisted yesterday that they had both a duty and a right to insist on the highest standards of behaviour.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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