Disciplinary action against FCA Tigers team Captain and Desi Cowboyz/ FCA Tigers Player

We have an unfortunate situation during the DLCL Spring T20 2018 league. One of the players, Sanil Manohar Meshram [Sunny Meshram] played for the Desi Cowboyz team first and then played for FCA Tigers team during the same league. DCL rules / bylaws strictly prohibit players playing for more than one team in the same tournament. Hence, the following decisions/actions have been taken by the DCL Management.  

1.    Sunny Meshram, the player that played for Desi Cowboyz team first and then with FCA Tigers team has been suspended for rest of the  DLCL Spring T20 2018 playoffs. At this point, both Desi Cowboyz and FCA Tigers are in the playoffs; DCL Management does not want Sunny to be involved with the  DLCL Spring T20 2018 tournament anymore. DCL Management  also made Sunny sit-out the T30 game on May 19/20 weekend, while this matter was being investigated. 

2.    Sarabjit Singh, captain of the FCA Tigers team, is suspended for 1 game. He will need to sit out the next FCA Tigers game, which is a QF game on 06/03/2018. DCL management understands that he might not be aware that Sunny had already played for another team, but, when a new player joins the team, it's the responsibility of the team captain to make sure that they have not played for any other team. Sarabjit did not contact DCL Management for confirmation. 

We want the Captains / Vice Captains to keep educating their players and ask them to inform them immediately if they plan on joining another team after the end of each DCL/DLCL season.

DCL Management reiterates again that it’s the captain’s responsibility to do the necessary due diligence on players playing for multiple teams and to make sure the team understands and follows the DCL Rules and bylaws. If the Captain or the Vice Captain is not sure about any player who plays in DCL/DLCL they can always send an email to and ask them to check the DCL/DLCL database to find out about the player details. We hope that this will serve as a deterrent to all the teams and the players to indulge in such activities. DCL Management will not hesitate to take harsher actions to curb such activities by players and captains to make a "level playing field" for all the DCL teams

To make the captains' due diligence activities a bit easier, DCL management is rolling-out a functionality shortly that will allow the captains to check if a player has already played in the current tournament. We don't expect this to plug all loopholes /stop intended unethical behavior from players and captains. We expect everyone to play in the spirit of the game and exhibit ethical responsibility to avoid these kind of situations.

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