Benn handed two-ODI ban


The players were involved in an ugly altercation during the third cricket Test between the two teams on Thursday.

“West Indies spinner Sulieman Benn has received two suspension points while Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson have been fined 25 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively,” an ICC release said.

Two suspension points in the enhanced code means a ban of one Test or two ODIs, depending whichever comes first for the player. Hence, Benn will miss the first two one-dayers against Australia in Melbourne and Adelaide on Feb 7 and 9.

Benn was charged with an article 2.2.11 offence while both Haddin and Johnson were charged with an article 2.1.8 offence. Both these offences prohibit players from conducting themselves in any way that is not in accordance with the spirit of the game.
For Level 2 offences players have the right to appeal against match referee’s decision within 48 hours of notification, while for a first Level 1 offence the match referee’s decision is final and binding. The Australia players pleaded guilty at an early stage of the hearing.

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