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Angela Reakes sanctioned for placing bets on World Cup final

Wisden India Wisden India 22/12/2015 Wisden India staff

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Angela Reakes, the Sidney Sixers Women’s Big Bash League player, has been handed a two-year suspended sentence after being charged with breaching Cricket Australia’s Anti-Corruption Code for placing bets on the 2015 World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in March this year.

Reakes, who will turn 25 on December 27, pleaded guilty to placing five bets on the ‘man-of-the-match’ betting market during the World Cup final that was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29. The bets totalled $AUD 9.

Reakes, who left the New South Wales Breakers to join the ACT Meteors in the Women’s National Cricket League this season, accepted the sanctions and will continue participating in Australian cricket, subject to no further breaches of the code.

Reakes received the penalty for breaching Article 2.2.1 of the Anti-Corruption Code (Placing, accepting, laying or entering into any bet in relation to the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any match or event).

Reakes also received an official reprimand and is required to participate in CA’s anti-corruption compliance education to other cricketers in coming seasons.

“All elite cricketers are reminded regularly that betting on any form of cricket is strictly prohibited,” said Ian Roy, the head of the CA Integrity Unit on Tuesday (December 22). “It is outlined in the Anti-Corruption training that we deliver on an annual basis and is written into our Code of Behaviour.

“Angela understands that in placing these bets she made a bad mistake and has acknowledged the seriousness of her error. She has been cooperative during the investigation and we believe the penalty in these circumstances is appropriate

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