Saturday 6 July 2013 

Dwayne Bravo Handed One-Game Suspension

Kemar Roach appeals against India
Dwayne Bravo Handed One-Game Suspension
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West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has been handed a one-match suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after his side were fined for a slow over-rate for the second time in 12 months.

They were deemed to be one over short of their target during their 102-run defeat to India in their ongoing tri-series with Bravo fined 20 percent of his match fee and the rest of his players 10 percent.

The selectors have responded by calling up batsman Lendl Simmons to cover for Bravo's absence while Kieron Pollard will deputise as skipper for the game against Sri Lanka.

Bravo was in charge when the West Indies were similarly fined during the Champions Trophy against South Africa, a game which saw them exit as the game was tied.

He will now miss the West Indies' next match, against Sri Lanka on Sunday 7th July.

"The captains were informed of their respective positions relating to over-rate breaches before the start of the series," match referee Jeff Crowe said.

"On Friday, the umpires had kept Dwayne informed throughout the innings about the position regarding over-rates, and more so when his side fell behind."

Pollard will lead the side, as he did in the earlier match against India with Simmons, who has played 42 ODIs since making his debut in 2006, in contention to replace Bravo in the side.

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