Former national athletics and netball coach Alwyn Babb has been suspended by the Barbados Netball Association (BNA) from all matches involving his club, Spooners Hill, until the end of the 2013 season.
The suspension, to take effect from Monday, means Babb may not be involved in his team’s game if Spooners Hill get past defending champions C.O. Williams Rangers in Saturday night’s semi-finals of the league.
Ironically, it was a match against Rangers on Monday, April 22, when it was contended that Babb violated Rule 10.2 of the 2013 BNA competition rules and he displayed “wrongful defiance of the lawful and merited directive or order of the umpire, and brought the game in disrepute”.
On that occasion, umpire Tony Brathwaite ordered Babb to leave the playing area within 15 seconds and the latter then blew off the match, contending that Babb had not cooperated.