Sammy, Rampaul guilty of breaching code

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy and fast bowler Ravi Rampaul have been censured by the International Cricket Council for breaches of the Code of Conduct, following incidents on the final day of the opening Digicel Test against India at Sabina Park on Thursday.


While Sammy escaped with a reprimand, however, Rampaul will have to part with 10 per cent of his match fee for his offense.

ICC match referee Jeff Crowe ruled that Sammy had exhibited conduct which was “contrary to the spirit of the game” while Rampaul was found guilty of “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”.


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


“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 (Mishra) earlier behaviour because it is clear that their actions were also in breach of the code.”


The charges were brought by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Daryl Harper, along with third umpire Norman Malcolm and fourth official Gregory Brathwaite.


India won the match by 63 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.