West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been fined 20 percent of his match fee after the International Cricket Council found him guilty of dissent in the opening One Day International against Australia in St. Vincent.
Dwayne Bravo Fined For Dissent During Opening ODI
Dwayne Bravo has been fined for dissent.
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West Indies lost the match by 84 runs and Bravo was fined as he had "openly showed dissent at the decision by standing his ground before leaving the field while shaking his head."
He was adjudged out leg before to Michael Clarke for 33 and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The penalty was handed down by match referee Roshan Mahanama, who explained:
“There was a lengthy delay until Dwayne Bravo finally departed the crease when he was given out. When the umpire’s finger goes up, the batsman must go without delay regardless what he thinks of the decision.
“That is one of cricket’s most fundamental principles and Bravo’s failure to adhere to that principle, especially given the message his action sends out to the millions of people watching both at the ground and on television, merited some form of action.”