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Darren Sammy among three players found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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England’s Ravi Bopara and West Indies’ Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels have been fined for a level one breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Twenty20 International (T20I) in Barbados on Sunday.

The three players were found to have breached Article 2.1.8 of the code, which states: “Where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the (above) offence, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”.

All the three players pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanctions proposed by Andy Pycroft of Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

The incident took place in the 12th over of England’s innings when Bopara, while taking a single, made insulting comments towards Samuels, who responded. West Indies captain Sammy joined in, also trading insults with Bopara. The exchange only ceased with the intervention of the on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Peter Nero.

For their involvements in the incident, Bopara was fined 25 per cent of his match fee, while Sammy and Samuels were fined 20 and 10 per cent respectively.

Besides the on-field umpires, the charge was also laid by third umpire Gregory Brathwaite as well as fourth official Nigel Duguid.

All Level 1 breaches for this offence carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.

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  1. One must always make it their business to adhere to the rules and regulations of the game. Nothing less or more. As captain, I strongly believe that Sammy should have intervene in a more professional manner. Remember, two wrongs don't make a right and where there is smoke, there fire. While I do agree that he should defend his troop, there are means and ways of doing so. Like they say: There are many ways to skin a Cat.

  2. Start giving dem man some serious fines like in football and maybe even more serious and thgey will check themselves

  3. Sah feb man Sammy.
    Brush it off and move on. Continue to FOCUS on your game!

  4. Hope Samuels stands up for him, when he is in a bind.

  5. Wish I saw the incident to judge for myself. Great job Sammy for owning up and not making excuses u just a human being and nothing less. I guess lesson learnt. Holdd your head high

  6. I saw the incident and i knew that was coming.My Sammy should let the umpire handle the situation.for the first time i saw he was really upset,but as captain i want him to avoid any future incident.HE IS ONLY HUMAN.


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