Ramdin suspended, may miss India game

Ramdin suspended, may miss India game

West Indies maybe without the services of their first-choice wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for the India game on Tuesday as he was suspended for two matches after being found guilty of Level 2 offence during their Friday’s match against Pakistan here at The Oval.

  
Ramdin was also fined 100 per cent of the match fee for violating Article 2.2.11 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the Code) which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”

It can be recalled that Ramdin had been charged by umpires for wrongly claiming a catch off Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. With Ramdin not pleading guilty, the ICC held a hearing on Monday and found the stumper guilty as charged. 

 “Ramdin was charged in relation to the circumstances surrounding his asserted catch of Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in over 8.6. The charge was laid by the on-field umpires Steve Davis and Nigel Llong, third umpire Tony Hill and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough.

Ramdin pleaded not guilty to the offence and, in accordance with the provisions of the Code, a full hearing was held on Monday, with Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees appointed to adjudicate the matter,” said an ICC release.

Ramdin, however, can appeal his suspension to a Judicial Commissioner within 24 hours and if he does so he will be eligible to play the India game, pending the outcome of the appeal. If the player accepts the punishment, reserve wicketkeeper Devon Smith is likely to be drafted into the side.   

Explaining his decision Broad said: “This is regarded as a serious offence as it is the responsibility of all players to act in the spirit of the game.  I hope Mr Ramdin has learnt his lesson from this incident and that we will not see such behaviour by him or any player in the future.”

The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 2 offences is the imposition of a fine of between 50-100 per cent of a player’s match fee and/or a suspension of up to two Suspension Points, equivalent to two (2) ODI matches.

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