Bravo reprimanded for premature celebration
Bravo is found guilty of breaching clause 1.5 of the Code which prohibits celebrating a dismissal before the umpire gives his decision.india Updated: Jan 28, 2007 22:12 IST
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been reprimanded for prematurely celebrating a dismissal in the third cricket one-dayer against India.
Bravo was found guilty of breaching clause 1.5 of the Code by ICC Match Referee Alan Hurst at a hearing that took place following the conclusion of the match in Chennai on Saturday.
The clause prohibits excessive appealing, a term that includes the practice of celebrating a dismissal before the umpire gives his decision, something that Bravo was deemed to have done after one of his deliveries brushed the edge of Dinesh Kaarthick's bat.
"Although Dwayne Bravo later apologized to the umpire for his actions, he must recognize the need to respect the official and turn and appeal, especially for a fine edge through to the wicketkeeper," Hurst said in a release from the International Cricket Council.
All Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.