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AB de Villiers and South Africa team South Africa v New Zealand, 19 January 2013, Paarl South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 100-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the first ODI in Paarl on Saturday. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after the Proteas were ruled to be six overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. De Villiers pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing. In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct (the "Code"), which deals with serious over-rate offences, the captain receives two suspension points while the players are fined 10-per-cent of their match fees for each of the first two overs short and 20-per-cent for every additional over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. Two suspension points in the Code equates to a suspension from one Test or two ODIs, to be applied to the subsequent International Matches in which the player sanctioned is most likely to participate in. As such, de Villiers has been suspended for the next two ODIs to be played in Kimberley and Potchefstroom on Tuesday 22 January and Friday 25 January, respectively, while his players have been fined 100-per-cent of their match fees. If de Villiers is found guilty of a second serious over-rate offence in an ODI over the next 12 months, he will receive a sanction of between two and eight suspension points as per the provisions of the Code. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Enamul Haque-Moni and Shaun George, third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth official Johan Cloete. David Boon
David Warner (Australia) Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, 20 January 2013, Sydney Australia opener David Warner has received an official reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the Sydney ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Warner was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct (the "Code") which relates to "showing dissent at an Umpire?s decision during an International Match". After being given out lbw in the 29th over, the batsman stood his ground before eventually leaving the middle while shaking his head. After the match was abandoned, Warner admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by the Match Referee, Javagal Srinath, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth umpire John Ward. Javagal Srinath
James Faulkner (Australia) Australia v West Indies, 3rd ODI, 6 February 2013, Canberra James Faulkner of Australia has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 39 runs victory over the West Indies in the third ODI of the five-match series in Canberra on Wednesday. Faulkner was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match". The incident related to the bowler's actions after he dismissed West Indies batsman Chris Gayle in the 38th over. After the match, Faulkner pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction proposed by the Match Referee, Ranjan Madugalle, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Asad Rauf, Simon Fry, third umpire Nigel Llong and fourth umpire Paul Reiffel. Ranjan Madugalle
Ravichandran Ashwin (India) India v Australia, 1st Test, 24 February 2013, Chennai India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first cricket Test against Australia in Chennai on Sunday. Ashwin was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match". The player exceeded the permitted number of manufacturers' logos when he walked onto the field with four logos on the straps of his batting pads. Ashwin accepted the Level 1 charge and the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The charge against Ashwin was brought by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena, third umpire Vineet Kulkarni and fourth umpire Krishnaraj Srinath. Chris Broad
Moises Henriques (Australia) India v Australia, 1st Test, 25 February 2013, Chennai Australia's Moises Henriques has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day's play in the first cricket Test against India which ended in Chennai on Tuesday. Henriques was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match". The debutant was found to have a manufacturer's logo on the chin strap of his helmet in breach of the specific requirements of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations. Henriques accepted the Level 1 charge and the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena, third umpire Vineet Kulkarni and Krishnaraj Srinath Chris Broad
Cheteshwar Pujara (India) India v Australia, 2nd Test, 3 March 2013, Hyderabad India's Cheteshwar Pujara has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day in the second cricket Test against Australia in Hyderabad today. The India batsman was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match". Pujara was found to have three logos visible on his helmet - one was his bat manufacturer's and the other two were his helmet manufacturer's. The ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations stipulate that only the logo of the helmet manufacturer should be visible on a player's helmet. As such, therefore, this constitutes a breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations. Pujara accepted the Level 1 charge and the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire S Ravi. Chris Broad
Christopher Morris (South Africa) South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, 3 March 2013, Centurion South Africa's Christopher Morris has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the T20 international against Pakistan at Centurion on Sunday. Morris was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match". The player exceeded the permitted number of manufacturers' logos when he went out to bat with an additional logo on his helmet. Morris accepted the Level 1 charge and the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The charge against Morris was brought by umpires Johan Cloete, Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock and Karl Hurter. Jeff Crowe
Harbhajan Singh (India) India v Australia, 2nd Test, 4 March 2013, Hyderabad India's Harbhajan Singh has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the the second cricket Test against Australia in Hyderabad today. The India spinner was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match". Harbhajan wore lime green laces in his boots when the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations stipulates that at least 50 per cent of the laces must be white. As such this constitutes a breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations. Harbhajan accepted the Level 1 charge and the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire S Ravi. Chris Broad
Rehmat Shah Zurmathi  Afghanistan v Scotland, 6 March 2013, Sharjah Warning and Reprimand Graeme Labrooy
Gordon Drummond Afghanistan v Scotland, 8 March 2013, Sharjah Warning and Reprimand Graeme Labrooy
Sohag Gazi (Bangladesh) Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, 11 March 2013, Galle Bangladesh's Sohag Ghazi has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee and reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Monday. Sohag was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code") which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match". After the end of penultimate day's play, the all-rounder admitted to the offence and accepted the proposed sanctions offered to him by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong, third umpire Tyron Wijewardene and fourth umpire Sena Nandiweera. The charge related to an incident in Bangladesh's innings when Sohag, after being given out, pointed to his arm and then walked towards the pavilion indicating again to the Sri Lanka team that the ball had hit his arm. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee. David Boon
Dale Steyn (South Africa) South Africa v Pakistan, 15 March 2013, Centurion 10% of Match Fee Andy Pycroft
Ishant Sharma (India) India v Australia, 4thTest, 24 March 2013, Delhi India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the fourth and last Test against Australia in Delhi on Sunday. Sharma admitted to the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. Through his admission, Sharma was found to have breached Level 1 Article 2.1.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the "Code"), which relates to pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion by a bowler or a fielder upon the dismissal of a batsman during an International Match. The incident happened on the fourth ball of the 45th over when Sharma, after dismissing Australia batsman James Pattinson, repeatedly gestured towards the pavilion while in his follow through. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire S.Ravi and fourth umpire Anil Chowdhary brought the charge. 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. As with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee's decision is final and binding. Ranjan Madugalle
Enamul Haque (Bangladesh) Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 19 April 2013, Harare Official Reprimand Chris Broad
Timycen Maruna (Zimbabwe) Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 19 April 2013, Harare Official Reprimand Chris Broad
Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, 27 April 2013, Harare Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the second and last cricket Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Saturday. Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match". The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Tony Hill, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as third umpire Owen Chirombe and fourth umpire Jeremiah Matibiri. The offence occurred following Tamim's dismissal, when he was given out caught behind off Zimbabwe's Shingi Masakadza. Tamim pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and so there was no requirement for a full hearing. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee. Chris Broad
Zimbabwe team Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, 30 April 2013, Harare The Zimbabwe team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against Bangladesh that ended in Harare on Monday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Brendan Taylor?s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Taylor was fined 60 per cent of his match fee while his players received 30-per-cent fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by Zimbabwe without contest so there was no need for a hearing. Chris Broad
Timroy Allen (USA) Oman v USA, 1 May 2013, WCL Division 3, Bermuda USA's Timroy Allen has received an official warning and reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 2 wicket victory over Oman yesterday at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Bermuda. Allen was found to have breached Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct, which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the Spirit of the Game and that brings the game into disrepute." The player admitted to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by the tournament referee David Jukes. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The incident took place after Allen refused to shake the hand of match umpire Niels Bagh. The charge had been laid by the two on-field umpires Niels Bagh and Roger Dill. David Jukes
Lionel Cann (Bermuda) and Carl Sandri (Italy) Bermuda v Italy, 2 May 2013, WCL Division3, Bermuda Bermuda's Lionel Cann and Italy's Carl Sandri have each been sanctioned with one suspension point after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the sides' fourth round match at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Bermuda on Thursday. Cann and Sandri were found to have breached Article 2.2.11 of the Code of Conduct, which relates to "conduct that brings the Game of Cricket into disrepute." The players admitted to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to them by the tournament referee David Jukes. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The suspension points apply immediately, and therefore Cann will not play in Bermuda's third-fourth place play-off against USA today, and Sandri will not play in Italy's fifth-sixth place play-off against Oman today. The charge had been laid by the two on-field umpires Viswanadan Kalidas and Silvan Taylor. David Jukes
Zimbabwe team Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, 5 May 2013, Bulawayo The Zimbabwe team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-day International against Bangladesh in Bulawayo on Sunday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Brendan Taylor's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.As such, Taylor was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10percent fines.The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by Zimbabwe without contest so there was no need for a hearing. Chris Broad
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, 5 May 2013, Bulawayo Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Zimbabwe's victory in the second One-day International at Bulawayo on Sunday.Shakib was found to have breached Article 2.2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to "showing serious dissent at an Umpire's decision during an International Match".On Monday morning, the all-rounder admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.The charge related to an incident in the 31st over of Bangladesh's innings when Shakib, after being given out lbw off Prosper Utseya, expressed his displeasure by smashing his bat into his pad and in the process nearly hit Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor, before leaving the crease.Explaining his decision, Mr Broad said: "This type of a reaction from a senior player and a former captain is unacceptable. When the umpire's finger goes up, the batsman must leave the crease without showing his emotions regardless of what he thinks of the decision."The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Owen Chirombe and Johan Cloete, third umpire Jeremiah Matibiri and fourth umpire Russell Tiffin.All Level 2 breaches carry a penalty of between 50 per cent and 100 per cent of a player's match fee and/or up to two suspension points. Chris Broad
Graeme Swann (England) England v New Zealand, 1st Test, 19 May 2013, Lord's  Official Reprimand David Boon
Denesh Ramdin West Indies v Pakistan, Match 2, ICC Champions Trophy, 7 June, 2013 West Indies’ Denesh Ramdin has been charged with a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s Group B encounter against Pakistan at The Oval on day two of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on Friday. Ramdin is charged with breaching Article 2.2.11of the  ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.” The charge has been laid by the on-field umpires Steve Davis and Nigel Llong, third umpire Tony Hill and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough. Ramdin has pleaded not guilty to the offence, and a hearing will take place in London on Monday. The charge related to an incident in Pakistan’s innings when Ramdin claimed a catch off Misbah-ul-Haq. The range of penalties for all first Level 2 breaches are the imposition of a fine of between 50-100% of a player’s match fee and/or a suspension of up to two (2) ODI matches. Chris Broad
Australia team England v Australia, Match 3, ICC Champions Trophy, 8 June, 2013 The Australia team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its Group A match in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 against England at Edgbaston on Saturday. Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after George Bailey’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.As such, Bailey was fined 20-per-cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by Australia without contest so there was no need for a hearing. Javagal Srinath
Mahela Jayawardena, Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Match 4, ICC Champions Trophy, 9 June, 2013 Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardena have been officially reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 match against New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday. Dilshan and Jayawardena were found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “excessive appealing during an international match”. The charges was laid by the on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker, as well as third umpire Ian Gould and fourth umpire Steve Davis, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Dilshan and Jayawardena were charged for excessive and prolonged appealing in a keenly-contested match that New Zealand won by one-wicket. Both players pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and so there was no requirement for a full hearing. Mr Pycroft later said: “Irrespective of the outcome of an umpire’s decision, players are not entitled to prolonged appeals as these can be construed as pressuring the umpires. Both the players accepted their mistake and apologised for their actions." All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee. Andy Pycroft
Denesh Ramdin West Indies v Pakistan, Match 2, ICC Champions Trophy, 7 June, 2013 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. Chris Broad
West Indies team West Indies v South Africa,
Match 9, ICC Champions Trophy, 14 June, 2013
West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its reduced-over Group B match in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 against South Africa at Cardiff Wales Stadium on Friday. Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Dwayne Bravo’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the 31-over match, after time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Bravo was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team mates received 10 per cent fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by West Indies without contest so there was no need for a hearing. ndy Pycroft
India India v Sri Lanka, Match 3, Tri series in West Indies, 2 July 2013

India has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its triangular series match against Sri Lanka at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday.Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target, after time allowances were taken into consideration.In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.As such, Kohli was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team mates received 10 per cent fines.The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Jeff Crowe
Dwayne Bravo and West Indies India v West Indies,Match 4, Tri Series in West Indies, 5 July 2013

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has been suspended for one match after his side was fined for a second minor over-rate offence within 12 months during Friday’s match against India at Port-of-Spain. The West Indies side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. As such, Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed a 20-per-cent fine on Bravo, while each of his players received 10-per-cent fines. As this was West Indies’ second minor over-rate offence within 12 months, after it was fined for a slow over-rate in Cardiff against South Africa on 14 June during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, Bravo has also been suspended from West Indies’ next game on Sunday, 7 July, against Sri Lanka at Port-of-Spain.

Jeff Crowe
Angelo Mathews and Sri Lanka India v Sri Lanka,Final Match, Tri Series in West Indies, 11 July 2013 Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-series in Trinidad. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka was ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing. In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which deals with serious over-rate offences, the captain receives two suspension points while the players are fined 10-per-cent of their match fees for each of the first two overs short and 20-per-cent for every additional over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. Two suspension points in the Code equates to a suspension from one Test or two ODIs, to be applied to the subsequent International Matches in which the player sanctioned is most likely to participate in. As such, Mathews has been suspended for the first two ODI against South Africa to be played on 20 and 23 July at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Nigel Llong and Peter Nero, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid. David Boon
Asad Ali (Pakistan) West Indies v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Guyana, 14 July 2013 Warning/Reprimand David Boon
Umar Akmal (Pakistan) West Indies v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Guyana, 14 July 2013 Warning/Reprimand David Boon
Shikhar Dhawan (India) Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, 26 July 2013 Fine of 10% of the applicable match fee Chris Broad
Dinesh Karthik (India) Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, 26 July 2013 Fine of 10% of the applicable match fee Chris Broad
Hammad Azam (Pakistan) West Indies v Pakistan, 1st T20I, St. Vincent, 27 July 2013 Warning/ Reprimand David Boon
Martin Siri (Argentina) Argentina v Nigeria, St. Saviour, 28 July 2013 Warning/Reprimand David Jukes
Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Hambantota, 4 August 2013 Reprimand Andy Pycroft
Darren Lehmann England v Australia, Ashes in England, 22 August 2013 

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a charge of publicly criticising and making inappropriate comments about England player Stuart Broad in relation to an incident that occurred in an International Match. Lehmann was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an International Match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match official or team participating in any International Match. On Thursday evening, Lehmann admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge related to comments made by Lehmann on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test during an interview on Australian radio. The charge was laid by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson. Mr Richardson said: “Whilst noting the context and nature of the comments made, showing mutual respect for one’s fellow professionals - including for coaches, players and match officials - is a cornerstone of how we play the game.” The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.

Roshan Mahanama
Sean Williams Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st T20I, T20 series in Zimbabwe, 23 August 2013 Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Zimbabwe’s first T20I against Pakistan in Harare on Friday. Williams was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match”. On Saturday, Williams admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge related to an incident in Zimbabwe’s innings when Williams, after being given out in the 14th over, left the wicket shaking his head, speaking aloud and hitting his bat into the ground. The charge had been laid by on-field umpires Owen Chirombe and Jeremiah Matibiri and third umpire Russell Tiffin. Mr Crowe said: “Sean accepted that he made inappropriate gestures after his dismissal when leaving the wicket, while walking off the field and as he entered the dressing room area.” The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.
 
 
Jeff Crowe
Peter Borren Netherlands v Canada, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 22-25 August 2013 The Netherlands’ Peter Borren has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the Netherlands first-class, four-day Intercontinental Cup match against Canada in Toronto that took place from 22-25 August. Borren was found to have breached Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “minor over rate offences.” On Monday, Borren admitted the offence to match referee David Jukes after the Netherlands were ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Peter Neo and Greg Brathwaite and third umpire Rohan Shah.  Due to the type of International Match in which the offence was committed, there is no applicable sanction to be imposed for the breach, save that Borren, as the team captain, shall be held to have committed a first minor over rate offence in the particular format of the game.  Should the Netherlands, with Borren as team captain, commit the same offence in the same format of the game within a period of twelve months, Borren will be suspended for one match. David Jukes
Wesley Barresi Netherlands v Canada, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 22-25 August 2013 The Netherlands Wesley Barresi has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the Netherlands’ first-class, four-day Intercontinental Cup match against Canada in Toronto on Saturday, 24th August. Barresi was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.” On Tuesday, Barresi admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by match referee David Jukes. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge related to an incident in the Netherlands’ innings when Barresi, after being given out caught at the wicket, obviously delayed leaving the wicket and entered into a discussion with the umpire. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Peter Neo and Greg Brathwaite and third umpire Rohan Shah. The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.
 
David Jukes
Kenneth Kamyuka Canada v Netherlands, ICC World Cricket League Championship, King City, 29 August 2013  Canada’s Kenneth Kamyuka has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Canada’s second World Cricket League Championship ODI against Netherlands in Toronto on Thursday. Kamyuka was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.” 
On Thursday, Williams admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by match referee David Jukes. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge related to an incident in Canada’s innings when Kamyuka, after being given out lbw in the 19th over, gestured to the umpire that he had struck the ball. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Peter Neo and Greg Brathwaite and third umpire Rohan Shah. The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.
David Jukes
Raymond van Schoor (Namibia) UAE v Namibia, ICC World Cricket League Championship, Sharjah, 27 September 2013  Reprimand Steve Bernard
Christoffel Viljoen (Namibia) UAE v Namibia, ICC World Cricket League Championship, Sharjah, 27 September 2013 Reprimand Steve Bernard
Marshall Ayub (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 10 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee Javagal Srinath
Mominul Haque (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 10 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee Javagal Srinath
Anamul Haque (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 10 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee Javagal Srinath
Adnan Akmal and Robin Peterson Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test Match, Abu Dhabi, 14-17 October 2013 Pakistan’s Adnan Akmal and Robin Peterson of South Africa have been fined 50 per cent of their match fees after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day’s play in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
The two players were found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”.
The charges had been laid by the on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker, as well as third umpire Ian Gould and fourth umpire Shozab Raza.
The incident happened when Adnan, while trying to pick up the bail, used his shoulder and body to push Peterson, who reacted by pushing the Pakistan wicketkeeper. 
Both players pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and so there was no requirement for a full hearing. 
Explaining his decision, Mr Boon said: “Deliberate physical contact is an action that does not belong in our game and will in no way be condoned in any situation.” 
All Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a minimum fine of 50 per cent of applicable Match Fee and/or up to two (2) Suspension Points.
David Boon
Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh v New Zealand, 2nd Test Match, Mirpur, 21-25 October 2013

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal was fined 50 per cent of his match fees after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day’s play in the second Test in Mirpur on Tuesday. The left-handed opener was found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Bruce Oxenford. The incident happened at the end of the 24th over in New Zealand’s first innings when Tamim, while moving to his new fielding position at mid-on, gave a shoulder nudge to Brendan McCullum. Tamim pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and so there was no requirement for a full hearing. All Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a minimum fine of 50 per cent of applicable Match Fee and/or up to two (2) Suspension Points.

Javagal Srinath
Saeed Ajmal Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test Match, Dubai, 23-27 October 2013

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has received an official reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the second cricket Test against South Africa in Dubai on Friday.Saeed was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. The incident happened when Saeed, after dismissing South Africa batsman Morne Morkel, turned to the umpire and repeatedly appealed even though the batsman had been caught at first slip by Younis Khan. Saeed’s appeal for a caught behind off the previous delivery had been turned down, so the bowler’s actions after taking the wicket were considered insulting towards the umpire, which contravenes the ICC Code of Conduct. After the end of the play, Saeed admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Rod Tucker, third umpire Paul Reiffel, and fourth umpire Shozab Raza.All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.

David Boon
Faf du Plessis Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test Match, Dubai, 23-27 October 2013 South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been fined 50 per cent of his match fees after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the second and final cricket Test against Pakistan in Dubai. Du Plessis was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket, as modified by ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and Twenty20 International Match Playing Conditions clause 42.1”. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Rod Tucker, third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Shozab Raza after the end of third day’s play. The incident that led to the charge being laid took place in the 31st over of Pakistan’s second innings on Friday afternoon when du Plessis was seen on television rubbing the ball in the vicinity of the zipper of his trouser pocket. The TV Umpire brought this to the notice of the on-field umpires who, in accordance with Clause 42.1.1 of the ICC Test Match Playing Conditions, which deals with The Match Ball - changing its condition, replaced the ball, awarded five penalty runs to Pakistan and reported du Plessis.
Before the start of fourth day’s play on Saturday, David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees handed the fine to du Plessis who had pleaded guilty on Friday evening. Commenting on his decision, Mr Boon said: “I am satisfied that the player’s actions warranted the umpires applying clause 42.1.1 of the ICC Test Match Playing Conditions, including the laying of a charge under the ICC Code of Conduct against Mr du Plessis in respect of changing the condition of the ball. Penalties for offences included in Level 2 of ICC Code of Conduct can range from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of a player’s match fee and/or two suspension points, which translates as a suspension of one Test, two ODIs or two T20Is.
David Boon
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, 29 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee. Chris Broad
Mohammed Naeem Islam (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, 29 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee Chris Broad
Mohammad Rubel Hossain (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, 29 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee. Chris Broad
Sohag Gazi (Bangladesh) Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, 29 October 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee. Chris Broad
Ravindra Jadeja India v Australia, 7th ODI, Bangalore, 2 November 2013 India spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the seventh and final One-Day International against Australia in Bengaluru on Saturday. Jadeja was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. The incident happened in the 29th over when Jadeja used offensive language against Shane Watson after dismissing the Australia batsman. After the end of the play, Jadeja admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. Commenting on his decision, Mr Pycroft said: “Mr Jadeja’s reaction after dismissing Shane Watson was clearly in breach of the Code as the players are always expected to respect their opponents, no matter what is the match situation. Mr Jadeja apologised for his action when on-field umpire Nigel Llong spoke to him immediately after the incident and reminded of him responsibilities.” Apart from Llong, the charge was brought by on-field umpire Sundaram Ravi, third umpire Anil Chaudhary and fourth umpire Ravi Subramanian. 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. Andy Pycroft
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Hambantota, 10 November 2013 Fined 10% of the applicable match fee. Chris Broad
Sohail Tanvir Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Dubai, 15 November 2013 Pakistan all-rounder Sohail Tanvir has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s second and final Twenty20 International (T20) against South Africa in Dubai on Friday. Sohail admitted to the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. Through his admission, Sohail was found to have breached Level 1 Article 2.1.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion by a bowler or a fielder upon the dismissal of a batsman during an International Match”. The incident happened in the 18th over when Sohail, after dismissing South Africa’s AB de Villiers, pointed the batsman towards the dressing room with both hands. On-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Zameer Haider, third umpire Shozab Raza and fourth umpire Ahmed Shahab brought the charge. 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. As with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee’s decision is final and binding. Ranjan Madugalle
Roger Mukasa (Uganda) UAE v Uganda, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Reprimand/Warning Dev Govindjee
Jonathan Sebanja (Uganda) UAE v Uganda, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Warning/Reprimand Dev Govindjee
Arthur Silomon Kyobe (Uganda) UAE v Uganda, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Warning/Reprimand Dev Govindjee
Phillemon Selowa Mukobe (Uganda)   UAE v Uganda, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Warning/Reprimand Dev Govindjee
Japen Patel (USA) Canada v USA, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Warning/Reprimand Dev Govindjee
Karan Ganesh (USA) Canada v USA, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Reprimand/Warning Dev Govindjee
Orlando Baker (USA) Canada v USA, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2013 Warning/Reprimand Dev Govindjee
New Zealand Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, 16 November 2013 New Zealand has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its third and final One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday.Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after New Zealand was ruled to be one over short of its target, after time allowances were taken into consideration.In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.As such, Kyle Mills was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates received 10 per cent fines.The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by New Zealand without contest so there was no need for a hearing.  Chris Broad
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Pallekele, 21 November 2013

Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand in Pallekele on Thursday.Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the