• Club have 24 points deducted with 12 suspended for two years• Taunton pitch found to be ‘not the best quality’
Somerset have been handed a 12-point deduction for next season’s County Championship after being found guilty of breaching pitch regulations.
A Cricket Discipline Committee Disciplinary Panel ruled against the county over the poor state of the pitch for their match against Essex at Taunton in September. The rain-affected Division One match ended in a draw that handed Essex the championship title.
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