June 10, 2009

England cricket

The perils of Facebook

Martin Williamson

Steve Smith, the captain of Llandudno in Wales, has been banned for life and three other players suspended after insults against a rival side were posted on the club’s Facebook site.

The action was agreed at a meeting of the North Wales Cricket League's management committee. The committee said it had to take "immediate action to protect the reputation of the league and its members".


Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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