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Sreesanth

South Africa v India, 3rdTest, January 5, 2011,Cape Town

Sreesanth kicked the boundary kicked the boundary rope after his two LBW appeals were turned down in the previous over. A charge was brought by Ian Gould and Simon Taufel of the Emirates Elite panel of ICC Umpires, third umpire Brian Jerling and fourth umpire Shaun George. Action: Sreesanth pleaded guilty to contravening Level 1 offence (Section 2.1.2) of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials which relates to "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings" Sreesanth has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee.Sreesanth accepted the decision without contest, there was no need for a hearing.

Andy Pycroft

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

South Africa v India, 3rdTest, January 6, 2011,Cape Town

Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees fined the India team for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second innings against South Africa. The fine were imposed after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. Action: As such, Dhoni was fined 60 per cent of his match fee while his players received 30-per-cent fines. If Dhoni is found guilty of two further minor over-rate offences 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 penalty was accepted by Dhoni without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Andy Pycroft

Steve Massiah

USA v Denmark, 29thPepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3, January 29, 2011,Hong Kong

USA captain Steve Massiah 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". The charge was laid down by the on field umpires, Kevin Bishop and Vinay Kumar. Action: Massiah pleaded guilty. He was reprimanded and warned of his future conduct. A disciplinary hearing was held to establish the seriousness of the offence under the provisions of the code, after which ICC Match Referee Graeme La Brooy imposed the sanction.

Graeme LaBrooy

Daniel Vettori and New Zealand team

New Zealand v Pakistan, 2ndFeb, Napier

Alan Hurst of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Daniel Vettori'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 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. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. Under the terms of the ICC Code of Conduct, if the captain is guilty of three such breaches in total in this format of the game over a 12-month period, he will automatically receive a one-match suspension.
Action: Vettori has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players receive 10-per-cent fines.

Alan Hurst

Ricky Ponting

Australia v Zimbabwe, 21stFeb, Ahmedabad

Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees charged Australia captain Ricky Ponting after an incident was brought to the ICC's attention through the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Gujarat Cricket Association. He 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 charge was brought by the chairman of the Event Technical Committee David Richardson on behalf of the ICC Chief Executive, in accordance with the regulations. The incident occurred shortly after Ponting was run out in the match when he caused some damage to a television set in the team dressing room. The damage occurred when he threw down a piece of equipment which bounced off his kit bag and hit the corner of the television.
Action: Ponting accepted the Level 1 charge and the proposed sanction. He was officially reprimanded. As Ponting accepted the offence and the proposed sanction, there was no need to convene a formal hearing. Level 1 offences carry penalties ranging from an official reprimand to 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

Roshan Mahanama

Shahid Afridi and Pakistan

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 26thFeb, Colombo

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. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Shahid Afridi'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. Action: Shahid 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 which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by Pakistan without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Chris Broad

Tim Bresnan

India v England, 27thFeb, Bengaluru

The incident took place on the last ball of the 49th over when Tim Bresnan, after he was clean bowled by Piyush Chawala, hit the stumps with his bat. Bresnan pleaded guilty to contravening Level 1 offence (Section 2.1.2) of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials which relates to "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings". The charge was brought by on-field umpires Billy Bowden and Marais Erasmus, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth umpire Aleem Dar who are all from the Emirates Elite panel of ICC Umpires. Action: As Bresnan accepted the decision without contest, there was no need for a hearing. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and/or a maximum penalty of the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

Roshan Mahanama

Andrew Strauss and England

India v England, 27thFeb, Bengaluru

England team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the same match. The fines were imposed by Mr Mahanama after Andrew Strauss'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 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. Action: As such, Strauss 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 which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by England without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Roshan Mahanama

William Porterfield and Ireland

Ireland v West Indies, 11thMar, Mohali

The Ireland team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its Group B match against West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Mohali on Friday. William Porterfield'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 by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Action: 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, Porterfield was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.

Roshan Mahanama

William Porterfield

Ireland v West Indies, 11thMar, Mohali

Ireland's William Porterfield has been officially reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following his side's match against the West Indies. The incident took place after his side's 44-run defeat when he was speaking publicly about an umpiring decision, specifically the lbw of Ireland batsman Gary Wilson. Action: The charge was brought by ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat in accordance with the regulations. Porterfield pleaded guilty to contravening Level 1 offence (Section 2.1.7) of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials 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 or match official". As Porterfield accepted the sanction without contest, there was no need for a hearing.

Roshan Mahanama

Graeme Swann

Bangladesh v England, 12thMar, Chittagong

England off-spinner Graeme Swann 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.' The charge was brought by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Daryl Harper and third umpire Aleem Dar, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Action: Swann pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and so there was no requirement for a full hearing. Swann 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.' He was fined 10 per cent of his match fees.

Jeff Crowe

Rizwan Cheema

New Zealand v Canada, 13thMar, Mumbai

Canada fast bowler Rizwan Cheema has received an official reprimand after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident took place on the fifth ball of New Zealand's 50th over when Cheema bowled a full toss above waist height. As he had previously received a first and final warning on the fifth ball of the 40th over for a similar delivery, he was immediately ordered to be taken out of the attack by the on-field umpire Bruce Oxenford. The incident was deemed to be contrary to the spirit of the game as both deliveries were considered to be dangerous to the batsmen and under Law 42.6 (b) of the Laws of Cricket, it was considered as unfair play. Action: The charge was brought by on-field umpires Oxenford and Shavir Tarapore, both from the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires, third umpire Steve Davis and fourth umpire Asoka de Silva, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Cheema pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence and accepted the proposed sanction from Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. He was found to have breached 2.1.8 of the code which relates to conduct "contrary to the spirit of the game".

Roshan Mahanama

Kyle Mills,Daniel Vettori,Faf du Plessis

South Africa v New Zealand, 25thMar, Mirpur

New Zealand players Kyle Mills and Daniel Vettori along with South Africa's Francois du Plessis have all be found to have breached the ICC Code of Conduct. The incidents occurred at the end of the 28th over of the South Africa innings when there was an altercation between du Plessis and some of the New Zealand players following the fall of a wicket. Mills, who was not in the playing 11 for New Zealand, was on the field as a water carrier as there had been a fall of wicket. The charges were laid by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker, third umpire Kumar Dharmasena and fourth umpire Nigel Llong. They were considered by Roshan Mahanama from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees who imposed the sanctions.
Action: Mills pleaded not guilty to the charges and his case was thus considered in a full hearing by Mr Mahanama in the presence of the four umpires, Mills and the New Zealand team manager. He was found guilty after Mr Mahanama heard oral submissions from Mills and the match officials and considered video evidence of the incident. Mills has a right to appeal both findings and has 24 hours from receipt of the decision to lodge a notice of appeal. The other two players pleaded guilty to the offences and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing in respect to those charges.
Mills has been fined 60 per cent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which is a Level 2 offence relating to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players". He has also been fined a further 60 per cent of his fee for breaching Article 2.2.11 of the code, a Level 2 offence which relates to conduct that is "contrary to the spirit of the game" or "brings the game into disrepute".
Vettori has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee, also for breaching Article 2.2.4 of the Code and a further 40 per cent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 which is a Level 1 offence that relates to conduct "contrary to the spirit of the game" or "brings the game into disrepute".
Du Plessis, meanwhile, has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.2.4 of the code (a Level 2 offence).

Roshan Mahanama

MS Dhoni and India team

India v Sri Lanka, 2ndApril, Mumbai

India team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final in Mumbai against Sri Lanka. Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni'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. Action: 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 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 which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Jeff Crowe

Arshad Ali

UAE v Namibia, 8thApril, Dubai

United Arab Emirates' batsman Arshad Ali has been reprimanded and warned for his future conduct for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following his side's match against Namibia in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL Div. 2). Action: Arshad pleaded guilty to the charge which was laid down by the two on-field umpires, Gary Baxter of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires and Sarika Prasad of the ICC Associates and Affiliates International Umpires' Panel. As such, after a disciplinary hearing which was held to establish the seriousness of the offence, under the provisions of the code, ICC Match Referee Graeme La Brooy imposed the sanction. Through his admission, Arshad was found to have breached Section 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match," and was consequently charged with a Level 1 offence.

Graeme LaBrooy

Mark Chapman

Hong Kong v Papua New Guinea, 15thApril, Dubai

Hong Kong's batsman Mark Chapman has been reprimanded and warned for his future conduct for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following his side's match against Papua New Guinea in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL Div. 2). Action: Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge which was laid down by the two on-field umpires Theunis van Schalkwyk and Sri Ganesh of the ICC Associates and Affiliates Umpires' Panel. As such, after a disciplinary hearing which was held to establish the seriousness of the offence, under the provisions of the code, ICC Match Referee Graeme La Brooy imposed the sanction. Through his admission, Chapman was found to have breached Section 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match," and was consequently charged with a Level 1 offence.

Graeme LaBrooy

Darren Sammy and West Indies team

West Indies v Pakistan, 21st April, St Lucia

The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its seven-run victory over Pakistan in the Twenty20 International (T20I) in St Lucia. Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Darren Sammy'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. Action: 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, Sammy 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 which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by Sammy without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Jeff Crowe

Matt Prior

England v Sri Lanka, 2-6 June, Lord's

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior was reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's Test match against Sri Lanka at Lord's. He 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 charge was brought by on-field umpires Billy Doctrove and Rod Tucker as well as third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth official Richard Illingworth. The incident occurred shortly after Prior was run out in the match when his actions caused the window to break. Action: Prior accepted the Level 1 charge and the proposed sanction from Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees after an incident where a window was broken in the England team dressingroom. As Prior accepted the offence and the proposed sanction, there was no need to convene a formal hearing. Level 1 offences carry penalties ranging from an official reprimand to 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

Javagal Srinath

Kumar Sangakkara and Sri Lanka team

England v Sri Lanka, 16-20 June, Southampton

Sri Lanka team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third and final Test against England at Southampton. Alan Hurst of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Kumar Sangakkara's side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. Action: 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, Sangakkara was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while his players received 20-per-cent fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by Sri Lanka without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Alan Hurst

Amit Mishra

West Indies v India, 20-24 June, Kingston, Jamaica

India spinner Amit Mishra has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica. Mishra was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse". The charge was brought by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Daryl Harper as well as third umpire Norman Malcolm. Action: After play concluded on day two, the player accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. 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.

Jeff Crowe

Ravi Rampaul and Darren Sammy

West Indies v India, 20-24 June, Kingston, Jamaica

West Indies player Ravi Rampaul has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee and captain Darren Sammy has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their team's Test match against India in Jamaica. Rampaul was charged with showing dissent to an umpire's decision and Sammy's for his actions against the spirit of the game. Rampaul was found to have breached 2.1.3 of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" while Sammy was found to have breached 2.1.8 which deals with conduct "contrary to the spirit of the game". 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. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Daryl Harper as well as third umpire Norman Malcolm and fourth official Gregory Brathwaite. Action: The sanctions were offered by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and accepted by the players so there was no need for a formal hearing.

Jeff Crowe

Suresh Raina

West Indies v India, 28-2 July, Bridgetown, Barbados

India player Suresh Raina has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's second Test against the West Indies in Barbados. The offence took place in the 56th over of the India innings when Raina was caught off the bowling of Devendra Bishoo. The batsman shook his head to indicate that he did not hit the ball which seemed to be an attempt to influence the umpire's decision. On being given out he looked to the sky in disgust and then after picking his bat up from the ground swung it at the dirt as well as shaking his head again. Action: Raina was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse". After play concluded on day one, the left-handed batsman pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. 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. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Asad Rauf and Ian Gould as well as third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth official Norman Malcolm.

Chris Broad

Stuart Broad

England v Sri Lanka, 1 July, Headingley, Leeds

England bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's second ODI against Sri Lanka in Leeds. Action: The charge related to an incident in the final over of the Sri Lanka innings when Broad appealed for an lbw, which was turned down. As he left the field he made some unacceptable and offensive remarks to umpire Bowden about that decision. Broad was found to have breached Article 2.2.1 of the code which relates to "showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision". After play concluded, the player admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Alan Hurst 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 Billy Bowden and Richard Kettleborough of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. All Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a fine equivalent to 50 per cent of a player's match fee up to a maximum penalty of a suspension for two ODIs or two T20Is or one Test.

Alan Hurst

MS Dhoni and India team

West Indies v India, 28 June-2 July, Barbados

The India team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against the West Indies at Barbados. Action: Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni'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 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 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 which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

Chris Broad

Praveen Kumar

England v India, 29 July-2 August, Nottingham

India bowler Praveen Kumar has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during England's innings on the first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The charge related to an incident at the end of the 18th over of the day during which Kumar had an appeal for leg before wicket against England batsman Kevin Pietersen turned down and at the end of the over he then engaged in a debate with umpire Marais Erasmus about the decision. Action: Kumar was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code which relates to arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the umpire about his decision. After play concluded for the day, the player admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Ranjan Madugalle the chief referee 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 and Marais Erasmus and third umpire Billy Bowden of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson.

Ranjan Madugalle

Graeme Swann

England v India, 29 July-2 August, Nottingham

England bowler Graeme Swann has been reprimanded for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the second Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Swann was found to have breached Article 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 charge related to an incident at the end of the 80th over of the India innings when the England bowler kicked the stumps in frustration and dislodged the bails. He immediately apologised to the on-field umpires for his actions. Action: After play concluded, the player admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Ranjan Madugalle, the chief referee 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 and Marais Erasmus as well as third umpire Billy Bowden, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires - as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson.

Ranjan Madugalle

Justin Baard (Namibia), Zhivago Groenewald (Namibia), Jodhbir Singh (USA)

ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, Dublin, 2 August

At the end of the Dublin leg of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Ireland, three players have been reprimanded and warned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The three players admitted to the Level 1 breaches and were reprimanded by tournament referee David Jukes. Play will now shift from Dublin to Derry as the tournament continues to serve up some thrilling and close-ought cricket. Justin Baard of Namibia breached article 2.1.3 of the code, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". Another Namibia player, Zhivago Groenewald, also received a reprimand from the referee for breaching article 2.1.2 of the code, which deals with the "abuse of cricket equipment". Meanwhile, USA's Jodhbir Singh was found to have breached article 2.1.1, which relates to the ICC's clothing and equipment regulations.

David Jukes

Norman Vanua (PNG), Gregory Sewdial (USA), Kesavan Juvarajan (Canada), Krishna Karki (Nepal)