Following the conclusion of the Cricket Discipline Commission, both players have released statements.

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The Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) has held a hearing today in relation to the charges against Joe Clarke and Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Both players pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them, have accepted their sanctions and have released the following statements.

Joe Clarke statement:

“With the CDC proceedings completed I would like to apologise to everyone concerned for my involvement in the WhatsApp group.

“I acknowledge that what I did fell well below the standards expected of a professional sportsman. I am relieved I can now put this chapter behind me. I am extremely grateful for the guidance and support I have received from the PCA, Phoenix Management and Nottinghamshire CCC during this difficult time.

“I have learned a great deal over the past two years and I am thankful that I can now move forward and focus wholly on the rest of the season. I hope I can end the year on a positive note with Notts.”

Tom Kohler-Cadmore statement:

“I deeply regret my involvement in the WhatsApp group in 2017 that led to me being charged by the ECB. I fully accept the subsequent punishment and I now want to move forward with the rest of my career and life in a positive manner.

“It has been a difficult period and I appreciate the support I have received from Yorkshire County Cricket Club and especially the PCA who I will be working with to deliver social media education workshops.”

Both players will be making no further comment at this stage.