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England pacer Brydon Carse has been handed three months ban from all formats of cricket after he was found guilty of betting in cricket matches. The English speedster was suspended on Friday, May 31 for placing bets on cricket matches between 2017 and 2019. 

Furthermore, it is said that Carse did not place bets on the cricket matches he played in, but his last bet was over five years ago. Additionally, it is being said that the 28-year-old has placed some 303 odd bets on various matches between 2017 and 2019 and was even given a 13-month ban two years ago. But as per the latest ban, he will serve the suspension until August 28,2024 and will only be eligible after that. 

"We take these matters extremely seriously and do not condone any form of anti-corruption breach in cricket. We support the Cricket Regulator's decision and their consideration of the mitigating factors in Brydon's case. He has co-operated and shown remorse for his actions. We are satisfied that Brydon has shown growth in the five years since this breach and has demonstrated a greater understanding of his responsibilities. We are hopeful that his case can serve as an educational example for other cricketers," ECB’s statement read.

Following the ban, the right-arm pacer has been ruled out of contention for a spot in the Test side when England takes on West Indies later this year. It is to be noted that the Durham cricketer was in line to make his debut following James Anderson’s retirement after the first Test at the Lord’s later this year.

Brydon Carse reacts to Cricket regulator’s decision of 3-month ban

The 28-year-old pacer has accepted the decision and co-operated with the Cricket Regulator during the anti-corruption investigation. Carse even issued a statement after being found guilty and extended his gratitude towards ECB, Durham Cricket and the PCA for their support at this time. 

“Whilst these bets were several years ago, that is no excuse and I take full responsibility for my actions. I would like to thank the ECB, Durham Cricket and the PCA for their support during this difficult time for me. I will be working hard in the next 12 weeks to ensure that I repay that support on the field when I am able to return to playing," Carse said in his statement.

The England cricketer has appeared in 14 ODIs and three T20Is for the Three Lions. Out of these matches, the 28-year-old has scalped 15 wickets and last featured in the ODI series against West Indies at North Sound on December 6, 2023.