Bravo fined for Gayle comments

LEEDS, ENGLAND - West Indies player Dwayne Bravo has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after the One-Day International between England and the West Indies at The Oval on Tuesday.

Bravo was charged with a Level 1 offence, contrary to clause 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players or Team Officials which covers inappropriate public comment.

Bravo pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, explaining his decision, said:  “Dwayne unfortunately went over the mark in describing the Chris Gayle decision and used comments that criticised both the on-field and TV umpire.”

The charge was laid by Tony Hill and Kumar Dharmasena, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, after Bravo was publicly critical of the umpires following an LBW decision against West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.

All Level one breaches carry a minimum penalty of warning/reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of the match fee.

The ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support PersonnCel can be found by clicking here.

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 11:20