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West Indies' Rampaul fined, Sammy reprimanded

cricket Updated: Jun 24, 2011 14:13 IST

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West Indies pace bowler Ravi Rampaul has been fined 10% of his match fee for dissent after disputing an umpire's decision in the first test against India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy was also reprimanded for another code of conduct breach in the Sabina Park test, the ICC said in a statement.

India won the first test, which ended on the fourth day on Thursday, by 63 runs to take the lead in the three-match series.

"Just like India player Amit Mishra in the first innings, Ravi stood his ground and gestured to both the umpires on being given out," ICC match referee Jeff Crowe said.

Sammy was reprimanded for pointing to his arm to suggest where the ball had struck him when the Indian fielders appealed for a catch.

"Darren, who was eventually given not out, immediately looked to influence the umpire as to where the ball struck him," Crowe added.

"It is a pity they didn't take note of Amit's earlier behaviour because it is clear that their actions were also in breach of the code."