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Gayle fined for breaching ICC code

cricket Updated: Apr 07, 2008 15:56 IST

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West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been fined 70 per cent of his match fee for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct for slow over rate during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Gayle breached Level 2.11 of the ICC code, which relates to unfair play due to his side bowling its overs too slowly. The team was found to have been six overs short of the required over-rate, an offence to which Gayle pleaded not guilty.

The other players in the West Indies team were each fined 35 percent of their match fees for the same offence.

The verdict was issued following a hearing conducted by ICC Match Referee Chris Broad after play concluded on Sunday.