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Investigation underway after altercation during Palace Shield Premier Division match

Posted on - 12th May, 2024 - 1:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, Preston City Centre, Preston Locations, Preston News, Sport
Altercation at Preston Cricket Club
Altercation at Preston Cricket Club

An investigation is underway after an altercation at a top division cricket fixture in Preston.

Preston 1s were facing Vernon Carus 1s in a Palace Shield Premier Division fixture at Preston Cricket Club at South Meadow Lane.

An altercation broke out between two players around two hours into the fixture, although it is understood no injuries were sustained as a result. Vernon Carus ultimately won the fixture by 35 runs.

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A spokesperson for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation and the Palace Shield said: “We are aware of the unfortunate events that transpired during a recent match at Preston Cricket Club.

“The Lancashire Cricket Foundation and the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield strongly condemn all forms of violence and aggressive behaviour, and we wish to reaffirm our commitment to maintaining the integrity and safety of cricket. The matter is currently under thorough investigation in co-operation with MHA Palace Shield Competition officials.

“Our goal is to swiftly identify those responsible and ensure that they face appropriate consequences for their actions.

“Lancashire Cricket and the MHA Palace Shield upholds a zero-tolerance policy towards any violent and aggressive behaviour, and we are committed to enforcing this policy rigorously.

“We appreciate the community’s support and understanding as we work to resolve this issue and uphold the esteemed standards of sportsmanship and respect that cricket stands for.”

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