Waterpolo: July’s Players of the month Awards

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 16:55

Bank of Valletta Premier League Player of the Month was awarded to Michael Rizzo of Valletta ASC, while the First Division League Player of the Month award went to Sean Xerri De Caro of Marsaxlokk ASC.

The presentation of the awards took place at the side of the pitch after the end of the scheduled First Division Match between Marsaxlokk Fischer and Otters Nivea last Wednesday August 6.

Stefan Abela, representative of Bank of Valletta presented the Wooden Silver Plaque along with the ASA President Joe Caruana Curran.

Meanwhile, in the case of the appeal made by Sirens in respect of the Disciplinary action taken by the Disciplinary Commissioner against Sirens Coach Bogdan Rath, circulated under cover of ASA Water Polo Circular 45/2014, dated 6th August 2014, the Board of Appeals decides as follows:
Based on evidence heard, the Board ascertained that the red card shown to Bogdan Rath was the result
of 2 yellow card offences and not a direct red card. Therefore, disciplinary action should have been
taken as per Section B, Article 4(iv)(b)(i) and not Section B, Article 4(iv)(b)(ii). Section B, Article
4(iv)(b)(i), besides stipulating a €58 fine, also stipulates that if the accused is a relapser, then the
provisions of Section A, Article 3 (Ricedivi) do not apply, and instead, if the accused is a relapser, the
additional sanction should simply be a 1 match suspension.
In view of the above, the Board revokes the decision taken by the Disciplinary Commissioner and fines
Sirens coach, Bogdan Rath, €58 and suspends him for 1 Premier League match.





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