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December 14 2017 at 2:21 PM
Stu  (Login StuartRA)
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.....sacked by Worcs.


A decent guy, with 33 years service with the club. Sad that it had to end this way.

This message has been edited by StuartRA from IP address on Dec 14, 2017 2:22 PM

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(Login matthefish2002)

Re: Rhodes......

December 14 2017, 2:39 PM 

Think he has been a foolish if he thought he could keep something like that quiet.
A real shame though as I have him down as one of the good guys in cricket.

(Login ThirdUmpire)

Re: Rhodes......

December 14 2017, 3:32 PM 

Meanwhile the player concerned is suspended on full pay?

Something wrong sonewhere

Geoff B
(Login Coastalview)

Fall out

December 14 2017, 5:08 PM 

Seem to remember an article about Rhodes having a significant fall out with his Chairman for his handling of the TKC affair!

Sounds like he was put in a very difficult position and his natural reaction was to protect the player.

Innocent until proved guilty and all that.

(Login CaravanShaker)

Re: Rhodes......

December 15 2017, 8:58 AM 

Meanwhile the player concerned is suspended on full pay?

Something wrong sonewhere

Not really - Hepburn has been charged, but not convicted. Like it or not, suspension is the norm in such situations (witness Ben Stokes).

Frankly, failing to report his knowledge is a huge safeguarding failing on Rhodes's part, and it amounts to nothing other than gross misconduct. Anywhere else he'd be suspended, investigated and dismissed in pretty rapid fashion - have a look at Acas for guidance http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4227). WCCC is involved with the care of under-18s, and in the context of a school, such actions would land you a prohibition order.

Remember, this is an employment matter. If found guilty, Hepburn will face much more serious criminal sanctions than any employment sanctions Rhodes may face.

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