West Indians Kemar Roach and Floyd Reifer have been disciplined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after Roach was warned out of the attack for bowling two high-pitched balls in their second One-Day International against Bangladesh in Dominica.
Roach was fined ten percent of his match fee while Reifer, as captain, was reprimanded and the entire team was also fined for maintaining a slow over rate.
Bangladesh won the match by three wickets to move into an unassailable 2-0 series lead, helped by the enforced absence of Roach, whose two illegal deliveries at Shakib Al Hasan meant he had to be removed from the attack.
Both men pleaded guilty to Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct.
“In the case of Kemar Roach I took into account the fact it was his first offence but, at the same time, I felt it was important to emphasise that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable and by fining the player I believe I have done so," match referee Roshan Mahanama commented.
“Part of the role of the captain, as highlighted in both the Laws of Cricket and the ICC Code of Conduct, is to make sure that incidents such as this do not take place but Reifer failed in that role and, again, I made it clear to him that was unacceptable, hence the official reprimand that now appears on his record.”
Mahanama also ruled that the team was one over short of its target and bowling their overs too slowly meant each member of the team was fined five percent of their match fee with Reifer's fine, as captain, being doubled.
The third and final ODI takes place at Warner Park, Saint Kitts on 31st July.
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