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Virat Kohli (India) Australia v India, 2nd Test, 3-7 January 2012, Sydney Virat Kohli was charged with a Level 2 offence under article 2.2.8 of the code which relates to "Using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person during an International Match". Kohli has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during the second day's play in the second cricket Test against Australia in Sydney. Ranjan Madugalle
MS Dhoni and India team Australia v India, 3rd Test, 13-17 January 2012, Perth The India team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third Test against Australia in Perth, Western Australia, and as this is the second offence within 12 months India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been suspended for the next Test match in line with the ICC Code of Conduct. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Mick Martell. Ranjan Madugalle, chief ICC Match Referee, imposed the fines after India was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match after time allowances had been taken into consideration. In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct regulations 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, Dhoni was suspended for the next Test match and also fined 40 per cent of his match fee while the other players received 20 per cent fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code which relates to over-rate offences. Dhoni pleaded guilty to the charge and the subsequent penalties were accepted both by Dhoni and India. As such there was no need for a formal hearing. Dhoni also acknowledged that he had been kept informed of the position regarding over-rates on a regular basis throughout the match and therefore accepted the decision. Ranjan Madugalle
MS Dhoni and India Australia v India, tri-series ODI,19 February, Brisbane India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been suspended for one match after his side was fined for a second minor over-rate offence within a year during the seventh match of the three-nation series against Australia in Brisbane. The India side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. As such, Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed a 40 per cent fine on Dhoni while each of his players received 20-per-cent fines.
As this was India's second minor over-rate offence after it was fined for a slow over-rate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on 2 April, Dhoni has also been suspended from India's next game on Tuesday against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code which relates to over-rate offences and reads: "where the actual over rate in any Test Match or any other International Match of at least four days in duration is up to (and including) five overs short of the Minimum Over Rate, or, in any One Day International Match, Twenty20 International Match or any other International Match of fifty (50) or twenty (20) overs per side up to (and including) two overs short of the Minimum Over Rate, such an offence shall be considered a "Minor Over Rate Offence".
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Steve Davis and Billy Bowden, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth umpire Paul Reiffel.
Dhoni pleaded guilty to the charge and the subsequent penalties were accepted both by Dhoni and India. As such there was no need for a formal hearing. Dhoni also acknowledged that he had been kept informed of the position regarding over-rates on a regular basis throughout the match and therefore accepted the decision.
Andy Pycroft
Kevin O'Brien (Ireland) Kenya v Ireland, 2nd T20I, 23 February, Mombasa Ireland's Kevin O'Brien was fined 20 per cent of his match fee and reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during the second Twenty20 International (T20Is) against Kenya in Mombasa on Thursday.O'Brien was charged with a Level 1 offence under article 2.1.4 of the code which relates to, "Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match".
O'Brien pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by ICC Match Referee Dev Govindjee and so there was no requirement for a full hearing.
O'Brien was charged after he was heard using offensive language when leaving the field after being bowled by Hiren Varaiya for nine in his side's eight wickets victory.
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Shaun George of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires and David Odhiambo of the Associate and Affiliate Panel of ICC Umpires as well as third umpire Kutub Gulamabbas.
Dev Govindjee
Matias Paterlini (Argentina) Argentina v Singapore,WCL Div 5, 24 February, Singapore Argentina all-rounder Matias Paterlini has received two suspension points for a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 146 runs defeat to Singapore at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 (WCL Div. 5) in Singapore on Friday.
Paterlini was charged with a Level 2 offence under article 2.2.1 of the code which relates to "using serious dissent at an Umpire's decision during an International Match".
Paterlini's two suspension points means the 34-year-old batsman will not be eligible to play in Argentina's final game of the WCL Div. 5 tomorrow (Saturday) against Bahrain, and he will also miss his side's next international match after the conclusion of the WCL Div. 5.
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Tony Hill of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Narayanan Sivan of Malaysia, as well as third umpire Mithilesh Mishra of Singapore.
All Level 2 breaches at an ICC Development event carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of up to two suspension points, with one suspension point being equivalent to one International Match.
Graeme la Brooy
Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka) Australia v Sri Lanka, 2ndFinal, Tri-series, Adelaide, 6 March Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena been fined 10 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's One-day International against Australia in Adelaide.
Jayawardenea was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".
Jayawardena 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 had been laid by the on-field umpires Asad Rauf of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Bruce Oxenford of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires as well as third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Simon Fry.
The charge related to an incident in the 44th over when Jayawardene, during a consultation between the on-field umpires, argued with their decision to declare a full toss above waist height as a no-ball. The discussion continued for a prolonged period and for the remainder of the over.
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
Shane Watson & Australia Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rdFinal, Tri-series, Adelaide, 8 March The Australia side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 16 run victory over Sri Lanka in the third and last match of the best-of-three finals of the three-nation tournament in Adelaide.
Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Shane Watson's side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations 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, Watson was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines. If Watson is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct.
The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences.
Chris Broad
Fraser Watts (Scotland) & Khurram Khan (UAE) UAE v Scotland, WCL Championship, 9 March, Sharjah Scotland batsman Fraser Watts has received one suspension point and a reprimand for two breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's four-wicket defeat to United Arab Emirates in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCL) in Sharjah on Friday.
Watts was charged with two offences, the first under article 2.1.4 of the code which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match", Watts accepted the Level 1 charge of a reprimand and thus there was no need for a hearing on this charge.
The second charge leveled against Watts, under article 2.2.4 of the code which relates to "using inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match".
The Level 2 charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Buddhi Pradhan and related to an incident in the 29th over between Mr Watts and UAE captain Khurram Khan.
Watts pleaded not guilty to the latter offence and as such, under the terms of the code, ICC Regional Match Referee Graeme La Brooy held a hearing after the match, which was attended by the two on-field umpires, Watts and Scotland team manager Kenneth Godsman, in which he reached his decision.
Watt's one suspension point means the 32-year-old batsman will not be eligible to play in Scotland's opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 against Kenya this Tuesday, 13 March, at the ICC Global Cricket Academy.
In the same match, UAE captain Khurram Khan was charged with a Level 1 offence and received a reprimand after he was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.8 of the code which relates to "where the fact of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute".
Khurram pleaded guilty to the charge laid by the two on-field umpires, Wilson and Pradhan and therefore a hearing was not required.
Graeme La Brooy
Misbah-ul-Haq and Pakistan team Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, 11 March, Mirpur The Pakistan side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 21 runs victory over Bangladesh in the opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament in Mirpur, Dhaka. David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Misbah-ul-Haq's side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations 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, Misbah was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while his players received 20-per-cent fines. If Misbah is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. David Boon
Craig Wallace (Scotland) 
Hayden Partrizi Dell-Agnello (Italy)
Hiren Varaiya (Kenya)
Sultan Ahmed (Oman)
Qais Bin Khalid Al Said (Oman)
Farhan Afzal Khan (Oman)
Rajesh Kumar (Oman)
Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqi (Oman)
Vaibhav Wategaonkar (Oman)
Md Shazad Mohammadi (Afghanistan)
Nawroz Mangal (Afghanistan)
Md Nabi Eisakhil (Afghanistan)
Gulbadin Naib (Afghanistan)
Jamie Atkinson (Hong Kong)
ICC World Twenty20 2012 Qualifier, 13 March, UAE Fourteen players from four matches out of the eight played on the opening day of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012, have received an official reprimand and warning each after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
All the players admitted to the Level 1 breach and accepted the proposed sanction so no hearing was required.
The following players were found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the code, which relates to ' Breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match '.
The players from Italy, Oman, Scotland and Kenya were reprimanded and warned by match referee, David Jukes, while Afghanistan's players were reprimanded and warned by match referee, Adrian Griffith and match referee Dev Govindjee reprimanded and warned Hong Kong's Jamie Atkinson.
David Jukes, Dev Govindjee and Adrian Griffith
Paras Khadka (Nepal) Nepal v PNG, ICC World T20 Qualifier UAE, 15 March, Sharjah Nepal captain Paras Khadka has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 35-run loss against Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Khadka pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence and accepted the proposed sanction by ICC Match Referee David Jukes. He was found to have breached Article 2 Section 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to 'showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an International Match'. After being given out in the ninth over, the player rubbed his bat implying that he had hit the ball after being given out LBW. This was considered to be a show of dissent, a fact accepted by the player himself. As Khadka pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was bought by on-field umpires Ian Ramage and Roger Dill and third umpire Joel Wilson. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand and a warning and, as with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee's decision is final and binding. David Jukes
Sultan Ahmed (Oman) Scotland v Oman, ICC World T20 Qualifier UAE, 16 March, Sharjah Oman's Sultan Ahmed has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 52-run loss against Scotland at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Ahmed pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence and accepted the proposed sanction by ICC Match Referee Dev Govindjee. He was found to have breached Article 2 Section 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an International Match". After being given out, stumped off Preston Mommsen in the ninth over, he stood longer than required. This was considered to be a show of dissent, a fact accepted by the player himself. As Ahmed pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was bought by on-field umpires Simon Taufel and Sarika Prasad and third umpire Sudhir Asnani. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand and a warning and, as with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee's decision is final and binding. Dev Govindjee
Curt Stovell and Lionel Cann (Bermuda) Bermuda v Nepal, ICC World T20 Qualifier 16 March, Sharjah Bermuda's Curt Stovell and Lionel Cann have both received official reprimands for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their side's 24-run loss against Nepal at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Stovell and Cann both pleaded guilty to the Level 1 offence and accepted the proposed sanction by ICC Match Referee David Jukes. The pair was found to have breached Article 2 Section 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an International Match". Stovell and Cann were both given out LBW in the fourth over of the match and were excessive in delaying their departure from the crease. This was considered to be a show of dissent, a fact accepted by both the players themselves. As Stovell and Cann pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction, there was no need for a formal hearing.The charge was bought by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Mark Hawthorne. All Level 1 breaches for this event carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up 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. David Jukes
Aftab Alam (Afghanistan) Afghanistan v Ireland, ICC World T20 Qualifier Final, 24 March 2012, Dubai Aftab Alam of Afghanistan has been reprimanded and warned of his future conduct for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his country's five wickets defeat against Ireland in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 final on Saturday at the DICS. Aftab admitted the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by ICC Match Referee David Jukes without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. Through his admission, Aftab 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 19th over, which turned out to be the last over of the match, when Aftab celebrated the wicket of Gary Wilson by pointing the Irish batsman towards the dressing room. On-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Buddhi Pradhan, and third umpire Ian Ramage brought the charge. All Level 1 breaches for this event carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up 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. David Jukes
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, 3-7 April 2012, Colombo Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test between his side and England at the P Sara Oval, Colombo on Thursday by Emirates Elite Panel of Match Referees Javagal Srinath. Dilshan was charged with a Level 1 offence, contrary to clause 2.1.5 which covers "excessive appealing and excessive shall include a) repeated appeal of the same decision/appeal and b) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given". Dilshan pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing. The incident took place during the England first innings with Sri Lanka bowling. In over number 88.2, after delivering the ball, the bowler Dilshan ran towards the striker's end celebrating a dismissal before the decision had been given. When he reached the other end he turned around and appealed repeatedly. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Asad Rauf and Bruce Oxenford and third umpire Rod Tucker, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth official Ranmore Martinesz. Javagal Srinath
Ottis Gibson (West Indies) West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, 15-19 April 2012, Port-of-Spain West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the drawn second Test between the West Indies and Australia which finished in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Gibson 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. Gibson pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing. The incident took place on Tuesday when, during the post-third day's play media briefing, Gibson challenged the efficacy of the Decision Review System (DRS) and its implementation by the match officials. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, as well as third umpire Tony Hill, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. All Level one breaches carry a minimum penalty of warning/reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of the match fee. Jeff Crowe
Darren Sammy and West Indies team England v West Indies, 1st Test, 17-21 May 2012, Lord's, London The West Indies side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its five wickets defeat against England in the Lord's Test. Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Darren Sammy's side was ruled to be four overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations 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, Sammy was fined 80 per cent of his match fee while his players received 40-per-cent fines. If Sammy is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in Tests over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. Roshan Mahanama
Denesh Ramdin England v West Indies, 3rd Test, 7-11 June 2012, Edgbaston, Birmingham West Indies' Denesh Ramdin has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third Test between England and the West Indies, which ended in a draw at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Ramdin was charged on Monday morning with a Level 1 offence, contrary to clause 2.1.8 (a), which relates to "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game". Ramdin pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing. The incident took place during the West Indies innings on Sunday when, in the 121st over, while celebrating his second Test century, Ramdin withdrew a note from his pocket in an obviously premeditated fashion to show to the public. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Tony Hill and Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire Aleem Dar, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth official David Millns. Roshan Mahanama
Misbah-ul-Haq and Pakistan Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 5thODI, 18 June 2012, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from this week's Galle Test after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and last ODI against Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday. The Pakistan side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. As this was Pakistan's first serious over-rate offence in the past 12 months, Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees handed Misbah two suspension points while each of his players received a 40-per-cent fine (10 per cent for each of the first two overs and 20 per cent for the additional over), as required by Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which deals with minimum over rate requirements, calculations, reporting, disciplinary process and sanctions. According to Articles 7.4.1 and 7.5.3 of the Code, the imposition of two suspension points means that Misbah will now miss Pakistan's first Test against Sri Lanka which starts in Galle from Friday, since such suspension points are to be applied to the subsequent international matches in which Misbah is most likely to participate on a chronological basis immediately following the announcement of the decision. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.2 of the Code which relates to serious over-rate offences only and reads: "where the actual over rate in any Test Match or any other International Match of at least four days in duration is more than five overs short of the Minimum Over Rate, or, in any One Day International Match, Twenty20 International Match or any other International Match of fifty (50) or twenty (20) overs per side, is more than two overs short of the Minimum Over Rate, such an offence shall be considered a 'Serious Over Rate Offence'." The charge was laid by on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and the home country umpire Ranmore Martinesz, both from the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth umpire Nilan de Silva. Misbah pleaded guilty to the charge and the subsequent penalties were accepted without the need for a formal hearing Chris Broad
Dwayne Bravo England v West Indies, 2nd ODI, 19 June 2012, The Oval, London 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. 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. Jeff Crowe
MS Dhoni and India Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, 21 July 2012, Hambantota India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the India team have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 21-run victory against Sri Lanka in the first One Day International held in Hambantota on 21 July. The India side was ruled to be an over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. As such, Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed a 20 per cent fine on Dhoni while each of his player received 10-per-cent-fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The finding and penalty were imposed following a full disciplinary hearing Chris Broad
Wesley Barresi Netherlands v UAE, WCL Championship One-Dayer, 21 July 2012, Deventer The Netherlands' Wesley Barresi has received a warning and official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's seven-wicket win over United Arab Emirates during the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 50-over match at Deventer, on 21 July. Barresi pleaded guilty to the Level 1 offence and accepted the proposed sanction by ICC Match Referee David Jukes. Barresi was found to have breached Article 2 Sections 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an International Match". Barresi was given out LBW in the ninth over of the match and consequently expressed his unhappiness at the decision and delayed in his departure from the crease after the umpire's decision. As Barresi pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was bought by on-field umpires Buddhi Pradhan and Vineet Kulkarni. All Level 1 breaches for this event carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up 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. David Jukes
Angelo Mathews and Sri Lanka team Sri Lanka v India, Fifth ODI, 4 August 2012, Pallekele The Sri Lanka side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 20 runs defeat against India in the fifth and final ODI in Pallekele on Saturday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Angelo Mathews' side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations 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, Mathews was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines. If Mathews is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. Chris Broad
Asif Ahmed (Bangladesh U19) Bangladesh v South Africa, ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, 12 August 2012, Brisbane Asif Ahmed of Bangladesh has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his country's 133 runs defeat against South Africa in a Group D match in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Brisbane. Asif admitted the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by ICC Match Referee David Boon without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. Through his admission, Asif was found to have breached Level 1 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. On-field umpires Mark Hawthrone and Peter Nero, as well as third umpire Sarika Prasad brought the charge. All Level 1 breaches for this event carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand. As with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee's decision is final and binding. David Boon
Craig Overton (England U19) and Shaylin Pillay (South Africa U19) England v South Africa, ICC U19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final, 19 August 2012, Townsville England U19 all-rounder Craig Overton and South Africa batsman Shaylin Pillay have both received an official warning and reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their teams' quarter-final match in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville. Both Overton and Pillay accepted the Level 1 charges, the sanction proposed for each offence by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Overton was found to have breached clause 2.1.2 of the code which relates to "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an International Match". The incident happened in the 31st over when, after his dismissal, the 18-year-old damaged a wall, on his way to the dressing room, with his bat. Meanwhile, Pillay was found to have breached clause 2.1.1 of the code which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match", the charge was brought by on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and S. Ravi as well as third umpire Enamul Hoque and fourth official Ranmore Martinesz. As Overton and Pillay accepted the offences and proposed sanctions, there was no need to convene a formal hearing. All Level 1 breaches for this event carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand. As with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee's decision is final and binding. Roshan Mahanama
Ehsan Adil (Pakistan), Cam Fletcher and Michael Davidson (both New Zealand) India v Pakistan and New Zealand v West Indies, ICC U19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final, 20 August 2012, Townsville Three cricketers were reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their teams' quarter-finals in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Townsville. Ehsan Adil of Pakistan and New Zealand's Cam Fletcher and Michael Davidson were found to have breached clause 2.1.1 of the code which relates to "breach of the ICC's Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match". The charge against Ehsan was brought by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Enamul Hoque Moni, third umpire Peter Nero and fourth umpire Chris Gaffaney, while on-field umpires Johan Cloete and Ranmore Martinesz charged the two New Zealand cricketers. The three cricketers accepted the Level 1 charge and accepted the sanction proposed by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Roshan Mahanama
Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka v Ireland, ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Plate Championship play-off, 22 August 2012, Brisbane Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's 109 runs victory over Ireland in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 in Brisbane on Wednesday. Dickwella was found to have breached clause 2.1.1 of 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 on his wicketkeeping gloves when he took the field in the afternoon. Dickwella accepted the Level 1 charge and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.The charge against Dickwella was brought by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Ian Ramage, and third umpire Sarika Prasad. David Boon
Ryan Hunter(Ireland) Ireland v Scotland, ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Plate Championship play-off, 24 August 2012, Brisbane Ireland's Ryan Hunter has received an official warning and reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's match against Scotland in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup at WEP Harris Oval in Brisbane on Friday. Hunter was found to have breached Level 1 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. The incident happened in the sixth over of Ireland's innings when the opener stood at the wicket for an extended period of time and also raised his bat after being declared LBW off Ruaidhri Smith. Hunter admitted the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by ICC Match Referee David Boon without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Buddhi Pradhan, as well as third umpire Courtney Young and fourth umpire Owen Chirombe. David Boon
Brendon McCullum(New Zealand) India v New Zealand, First Test, 23-26 August 2012, Hyderabad New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has received an official reprimand 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 India in Hyderabad on Sunday. McCullum was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match". After India won the Test by an innings and 115 runs, which has given the home side a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series, the opener admitted to 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. Explaining his decision, Mr Broad said: "I understand New Zealand had an