Wednesday 22 June 2011 

Amit Mishra Fined For Dissent

Amit Mishra Fined For Dissent
Amit Mishra Fined For Dissent
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Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been handed a fine of ten percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after showing dissent during the first Test against the West Indies in Kingston.

Mishra has been hit with the penalty after he failed to leave the crease promptly when given out during his side's first innings on the opening day at Sabina Park.

Match referee Jeff Crowe fined Mishra after the player pleaded guilty to the offence, a Level One breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.

"On being given out caught behind the wicket, Amit stood his ground for a lengthy period of time and while doing so gestured to his arm guard until finally he left the crease," Crowe said.

"Batsmen are taking too long to leave the crease after being given out. Whether it is just disappointment, it's still disrespectful and, as the code clearly states, unacceptable."

© Cricket World 2011

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