ICC fines Rampaul, reprimands Sammy

June 24th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Kingston (Jamaica), June 24 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul was fined 10
percent of his match fee and captain Darren Sammy was eprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct Thursday during the first Test match against India here.

Rampaul was charged with showing dissent against an umpire’s decision and Sammy for his actions against the spirit of the game. Rampaul was found to have breached 2.1.3 of the code which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision” while Sammy was found to have breached 2.1.8 which deals with conduct “contrary to the spirit of the game”.

The sanctions were imposed by Match Referee Jeff Crowe and accepted by the players so there was no need for a formal hearing.

“Just like India player Amit Mishra in the first innings, Ravi stood his ground and gestured to both the umpires on being given out,” said Crowe.

“Darren, who was eventually given not out, immediately looked to influence the umpire as to where the ball struck him. It is a pity they didn’t take note of Amit’s earlier behaviour because it is clear that their actions were also in breach of the code,” he added.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Daryl Harper as well as third umpire Norman Malcolm and fourth official Gregory Brathwaite.

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