Nust punished for using an ineligible player

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THE BULAWAYO Metropolitan Cricket League Two side, Nust have been penalised for fielding a player who is registered with two clubs.

The Metropolitan cricket board docked five points from the students who had won their weekend fixture against Tigers by 39 runs for fielding Siza Ndlovu who is also registered with league three side Champions.

According to the Metropolitan league, a player who is registered for a League Two side cannot feature for a third league team but can play for any of the first league teams.

a�?Ndlovu played for a third league side Champions and has also featured for Nust which is in the second league. This is not allowed according to our guidelines as third and second leagues are more or less similar and both leagues are aimed at player development,a�? explained Bulawayo Metropolitan Cricket League fixtures secretary, Victor Mhlanga.

a�?If Ndlovu had played for Queens or BAC which are in the first league it wasna��t going to be a problem as our league allows that,a�? Mhlanga added.

The leaguea��s board member Passmore Vareta who also oversees the third and second league said he was not yet aware of the matter, but it was something the board would have to look into before making a decision.

According to Mhlanga, usually when such things happen, the player is given the opportunity to choose a single team which he wants to play for and ita��s up to those teams to punish the player or not. Meanwhile, Glenkara registered their second win beating Champions by 28 runs.

They shot to the summit of the third league while in the first league, BAC recorded their first win when they overcame log leaders Emakhandeni by five wickets. In other last weekend results, Roosters beat Queens by 163 runs, BAC Two suffered their first defeat in league two when they lost to LSU by five wickets while Queens Two saw off Nketa by 93 runs.