A defiant WA cricket administrator is adamant that he will not face impeachment from the WACA board despite being found guilty of unbecoming conduct.
Brendan Reid, the chairman of the district cricket council which runs pennant cricket, and a member of the WACA board, was fined for going on to the field to confront an umpire during a recent third-grade match.
Reid is also vice-president and coach of the Mt Lawley club.
He accepted the $100 fine issued by the cricket council's disciplinary committee.
Reid chairs that committee but did not sit on his own case.
As the WACA considers taking a greater role in the cricket council's dysfunctional operations, Reid said there was no risk to his board position.
"It has been through the disciplinary committee process and I have accepted their ruling," Reid said.
"I was at a (WACA) board meeting the other day and no one said anything about it."
No board member has been forced to stand down in the association's 128-year history.
Under the WACA constitution, the board may remove a member who has "engaged in conduct detrimental to the interests of the association".
The energetic Reid is the architect of a review into district cricket which will be considered by WACA officials today.
But several senior WACA board members are highly concerned about the direction and operations of the competition since it was forced to sever its official ties with the WACA last decade.
The cricket council now has a contractual relationship with the WACA, rather than its previous status as a pivotal element in the organisation, but has lost a group of highly-regarded administrators who worked closely with the association to maintain the strength of grassroots cricket.Where the cricket council was once comprised of club delegates of the calibre of current Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards and WACA chairman David Williams, it is now mostly represented by well-meaning but overwhelmed volunteers.
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