Ramdin charged with misconduct

Ramdin charged with misconduct

ICC slaps wicketkeeper with Level 2 breach, captains slug it out

Ramdin charged with misconduct

West Indies and Pakistan captains traded charges over Denesh Ramdin’s incident before the stumper was slapped with a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during their Group B match on Friday.

During Pakistan’s innings, Ramdin claimed a catch off Misbah-ul-Haq but when the square-leg umpire went upstairs, TV replays showed the catch wasn’t clean.

Subsequently, the charge was laid relating to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”

Ramdin, however, didn’t plead guilty to the offence, and a hearing will take place in London on Monday. The range of penalties for all first Level 2 breaches are the imposition of a fine of between 50-100% of a player’s match fee and/ or a suspension of up to two ODI matches.

Before the match officials decided to press the charges against Ramdin, Windies’ skipper Dwayne Bravo and Misbah voiced contrasting views over the incident. “What can I say about that? I think he should have told them what happened, but I don't know what he was thinking at that time,” Misbah began.

“I think in the spirit of the game, we should just if we know -- not claim the catch. If we don't know anything, then it's fine. But if you know clearly that it's not a catch, you should not claim that because it's not in the spirit of the game,” he pointed out.

Hitting back at Misbah’s criticism, Bravo stressed that West Indies had no negative remark against them unlike some other teams.

“Well, Denesh honestly thought he had control of the ball. By rights the umpire had another look and the replay showed he did not. So, we don't play the game like that.

History shows we've never had anything negative against us unlike other teams. If you check the records, we don't have any stigma or negatives around us as a team. We have been true in our cricket careers and history has shown that we play the game in the true spirit of the way it should be played. I don't think we did something like this deliberately,” he offered.