West Indies’ Denesh Ramdin has been fined 100 per cent of the applicable match fee and suspended for two (2) ODI matches after being found guilty of a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 match against Pakistan on Friday.
Ramdin was found to have breached Article 2.2.11of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the Code) which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”
Ramdin was charged in relation to the circumstances surrounding his asserted catch of Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in over 8.6.
The charge was laid by the on-field umpires Steve Davis and Nigel Llong, third umpire Tony Hill and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough.
Ramdin pleaded not guilty to the offence and, in accordance with the provisions of the Code, a full hearing was held on Monday, with Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees appointed to adjudicate the matter.
Mr Broad, explaining his decision, said: “This is regarded as a serious offence as it is the responsibility of all players to act in the spirit of the game. I hope Mr Ramdin has learnt his lesson from this incident and that we will not see such behaviour by him or any player in the future.”
The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 2 offences is the imposition of a fine of between 50-100 per cent of a player’s match fee and/or a suspension of up to two (2) Suspension Points, equivalent to two (2) ODI matches.
All players found guilty of a Level 2 offence at a hearing have a right to appeal the decision to a Judicial Commissioner, within 24 hours of receipt of that decision. Pending the outcome of the appeal, the sanction imposed will apply.