Port of Spain, Trinidad — Trinidad & Tobago Red Force’s Dwayne Bravo has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 2 breach of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Code of Conduct during the NAGICO Super50 match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes last Tuesday, January 20, at Queen’s Park Oval.
Bravo was found to have breached Article 2.2 of the WICB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support, which relates to “Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision during a Regional Match”.
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Nigel Duguid.
Bravo admitted the offence of showing serious dissent by making a gesture with his hands in an aggressive manner after a decision of “not-out” was given during the Hurricanes innings and accepted the sanction proposed by WICB Match Referee Michael Ragoonath. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of the imposition of a fine of between 50 and 100 per cent of the applicable match fee and/or up to two suspension points.