Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sydney January 21, 2013

Warner reprimanded for showing dissent

ESPNcricinfo staff

David Warner, the Australia batsman, has received an official reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the Sydney ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Warner had stood his ground after being given out lbw in the 29th over, before eventually leaving while shaking his head. Replays showed Warner had got an inside edge to a Thisara Perera delivery before it struck him on the pad. The lone review available to Australia had already been used unsuccessfully by Michael Clarke earlier.

Warner was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the Code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".

Warner admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by the match referee, Javagal Srinath, and there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth umpire John Ward.