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ICC charges Ramdin for claiming dropped catch
AFP
Cardiff, United Kingdom, June 08, 2013
First Published: 14:01 IST(8/6/2013)
Last Updated: 10:48 IST(18/6/2013)

The International Cricket Council on Saturday charged West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for wrongly claiming a catch against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.

The incident took place at the Oval, London, on Friday when Ramdin "caught" Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq off Kemar Roach before the batsman had opened his account.

Australian umpire Steve Davis gave Misbah out, but the decision was referred to third umpire Tony Hill following the intervention of English official Nigel Llong at square leg.

Replays showed that while Ramdin had, initially, caught the ball, he had subsequently allowed it to spill out of his grasp. It was eventually decided that Ramdin did not have full control over the ball.

The ICC said in a statement that Ramdin had been charged with a Level two breach of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game."

Ramdin has pleaded not guilty to the offence, and a hearing will take place in London on Monday, the ICC said.

If found guilty, Ramdin could be fined between 50% and 100% of his match fees and/or be suspended for up to two one-day internationals.

Misbah, who went on to make 96 not out in his side's two-wicket defeat, slammed Ramdin's action after the match.

"I don't think I would be happy if my wicketkeeper did that," the Pakistan captain said.

"If you don't know if it is (a catch) then fine, but if you know it's not a catch you should not claim it because it's not in the spirit of the game."

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo defended Ramdin against accusations of bad sportsmanship, insisting the 'keeper genuinely believed he had held on for long enough to claim a fair catch.

"Denesh thought he honestly had control of the ball," Bravo said.

"He is a very honest player and history shows that we as a team don't have any stigma of negativity around us. We play the game in the right way. I don't see anything wrong with it."


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Match Date Time Match Details Venue
1st 06-06-2013 3:15PM IND vs SA Cardiff
2nd 07-06-2013 3:15PM WI vs PAK London
3rd 08-06-2013 3:15PM ENG vs AUS Birmingham
4th 09-06-2013 3:15PM SL vs NZ Cardiff
5th 10-06-2013 6:30PM PAK vs SA Birmingham
6th 11-06-2013 3:15PM IND vs WI London
7th 12-06-2013 6:30PM AUS vs NZ Birmingham
8th 13-06-2013 6:30PM ENG vs SL London
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