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White Fern Jensen sanctioned for gambling

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/07/2016

White Ferns allrounder Hayley Jensen is among three women's cricketers sanctioned for gambling on matches by Cricket Australia.

Jensen and Corinne Hall, who were both on state and women's Big Bash League contracts, and Joel Logan - a Futures League player for South Australia - admitted betting on separate games.

All players were banned for two years but Jensen and Hall had 18 months of that penalty suspended - meaning they would serve a six-month ban, expiring this October.

Logan's ban was wholly suspended.

CA says Jensen admitted placing one bet on the first Test between Australia and New Zealand last November; Hall confessed to putting two bets on last season's men's one-day domestic competition; and Logan owned up to two bets on the World Twenty20 tournament last March.

The trio would also be required to participate in anti-corruption player education programs delivered by CA.

"These players have accepted the seriousness of their errors and have voluntarily accepted their sanctions," CA's head of integrity Iain Roy said in a statement.

"This serves as a timely reminder to all players in cricket that the integrity of our game is a high priority and we won't accept this being compromised."

Jensen, 23, played four one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 internationals for New Zealand in 2014.

A provincial player for Canterbury and Northern Districts, she played for Melbourne Stars in the WBBL last summer.

Jensen fell under CA's jurisdiction because she was contracted to Victoria.

Her ban will expire in time for her to be able to take part in the 2016-17 season.

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