Carlos Brathwaite reprimanded for showing dissent
Caribbean all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has received an official reprimand and handed one demerit point for showing dissent to an umpire’s decision during West Indies’ match against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday.
During the 44th over of the West Indies innings in Friday’s match, Brathwaite expressed dissatisfaction after he was adjudged caught behind off the bowling of Jofra Archer that became a Level One breach of Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
He was dismissed by Jofra Archer for 14 (off 22 balls) before being caught behind by Jos Buttler in the 43rd over.
On-field umpires Sundaram Ravi and Kumar Dharmasena, third umpire Rodney Tucker and fourth official Paul Wilson levelled the charges.
Brathwaite admitted the offence and accepted the sanction given by David Boon, the member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The statement issued by ICC said,
“Brathwaite admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon 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 England in a comprehensive margin of eight wickets.
Opener Joe Root sanctioned his second hundred of the tournament.