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Ryder found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Jesse Ryder was found guilty of breach of level 1.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials which says abuse of cricket equipment or clothing

Ryder found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct - Cricket News
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder was fined 15% of his match fees.
New Zealand's Jesse Ryder has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's ODI against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers, Johannesburg today. 

In a hearing convened by Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees after play concluded, the player pleaded guilty to contravening Level 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 incident took place when Ryder was out having scored 74. The player walked off the pitch and as he was approaching the dressing room, he struck and broke a chair with his bat.

"This sort of behaviour is entirely inappropriate for any player," said Mr Srinath. 

"It is understandable that Jesse felt disappointment following his dismissal, especially given the fact that he had sustained an injury during his innings and knew he would probably be out of action for a considerable time as a result.

"But he must maintain a certain level of self-control and clearly Jesse's actions went beyond what would be deemed acceptable. That said, he pleaded guilty to the offence, apologised at the hearing and this was his first offence as far as the ICC Code of Conduct is concerned so the fine is at the lower end of the scale," said Mr Srinath.

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 the third and fourth umpires, Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar of the Emirates Elite panel of ICC Umpires. 

Mr Srinath reached his conclusion after a hearing attended by the player, New Zealand coach Andy Moles and all four umpires, Taufel, Dar, Daryl Harper and Ian Gould. For Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct the ICC match referee's decision is final and binding.

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