Carlos Brathwaite fined 15% of his match fee for showing dissent
Caribbean all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after breaching level one of the ICC code of conduct during their 125-run loss against India in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Friday at Old Trafford in Manchester.
He also handed one demerit point for showing dissent to an umpire’s decision, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday. This had been the second time that Brathwaite did same kind of fault. The all-rounder did same kind of mistake against England on June 14 In Southampton.
During the 42nd over of the West Indies innings in Friday’s match, Brathwaite expressed dissatisfaction after one of his delivery was given wide with Hardik Pandya on strike that became a Level One breach of Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
On-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth official Aleem Dar levelled the charges.
Brathwaite admitted the offence and accepted the sanction given by Chris Broad, the member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
In the particular match, West Indies had been defeated by India in a comprehensive margin of 125 runs and got knocked out of the semi-final stage officially.