Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sydney

Warner reprimanded for showing dissent

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 21, 2013

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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.

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Posted by   on (January 23, 2013, 12:52 GMT)

There was a Great Sri Lanka, Atapattu who called back Symonds after seeing whata howler the umpires had made, guess this has disapeared from Sri Lankan Cricket. Jayawardenen could have earnt Greatness

Posted by HOMEBREW on (January 22, 2013, 23:59 GMT)

I feel the umpire should also be reprimanded and fined for such an backyard decission or dropped from international matches. Even a weekend grade umpire would've seen that inside edge. In the NRL if a referee makes a few mistakes he's dropped to lower grade, maybe the same thing should happen to cricket umpire's? At the end of the day the TV umpire should have the last say on "Howlers". If the umpire can check for a no-ball surely the TV umpire can relay a message to field umpires that they made a mistake and re-call the batsman. Reading all of the comments on here everyone seems to forget that there is an amount of money on the game from all over the world for all sorts of things ie: next over runs, how many will the batsman make?, next 5 over runs and so on and so on. Could this also be an influence?

Posted by Someguy on (January 22, 2013, 12:10 GMT)

Really, the DRS is a bit of a joke. It is there to get rid of the "howlers", but is being used by people in desperation. I think players should still be able to refer, but in the case of blatant mistakes, and I'm not talking about mistakes that take 5 minutes to identify, but mistakes that are clear in the first couple of replays, the 3rd umpire should have the power to reverse it.

Both Warner and Henriques LBW's were clear on the first replay that there was a big inside edge before it hit the pad. This is what DRS is meant to stop, not an a plumb LBW that hit 1mm outside the line.

Posted by Someguy on (January 22, 2013, 12:03 GMT)

@Tumbarumbar - You can't really blame specific players for referring 50/50 LBW decisions. They usually ask the non-striker what they think and make a decision between them. I doubt that ask their mate what they think and if he says "I reckon you're out" they just refer it anyway.

Posted by Basher_2013 on (January 22, 2013, 1:26 GMT)

come on guys! everybody can make mistake, so we should not talk a lot more about this. Therefore, they should really stickly follow the code of conduct, and they also need to update many of the laws that would really make sence.

Posted by K.H.Dushmantha on (January 21, 2013, 17:58 GMT)

I strongly feel that umpires, match offiicals, refree must have panelty system for their wrong doing too. Base on umpires decisions may not enough 1 review and it is better to get right decision by DRS involve 4 umpires + match refree + what ever availble resource even field umpire given wrong decision.

Posted by sparklight on (January 21, 2013, 16:43 GMT)

@OptimusPrimal - Welcome to the New WO. How it feels to be in the other side.

Posted by OptimusPrimal on (January 21, 2013, 13:01 GMT)

How come I didn't see any reprimands against Gautham Ghambir and Virat Kohli during the recently concluded Pak/India series? They did much more than stand their ground. Arguing with umpires over wides, lbws etc. If Warner deserved a level 1 reprimand then Ghambir and Kohli definitely deserve something harsher.

Posted by Tumbarumbar on (January 21, 2013, 12:38 GMT)

If Warner received a reprimand shouldn't Erasmus receive one; not for the decision but for throwing his head back then shaking it in dismay while Riefel patted him on the back while they watched the replay? There wasn't a great deal of difference between his body language and Warmers!

The big problem, and we have seen it a number of times this year is that Michael Clarke and (since he has rejoined the team) Phil Hughes, are habitual uses of the review system for 50/50 LBW calls. In fact world wide I'd bet captains use the DRS for themselves more than anyone

Posted by   on (January 21, 2013, 11:46 GMT)

Excuse me, people calling for reporting of umpires giving bad decisions, but umpires are not there giving decisions willy nilly, they are there doing a job honestly. I have no doubt in my mind that neither Erasmus nor Reiffel preceived the edges to the decisions they gave out. They gave those decisions based on how they saw what happened. They did nothing to warrant being reported for code of conduct breaches. And captains have a forum to complain about bad umpiring, their match report on umpires.

Posted by PadMarley on (January 21, 2013, 11:09 GMT)

These things have happened for the last 100 hundred years of cricket. In few minor situations batsmen have behaved like this. And in majority of the cases Batsmen have walked off without showing such reactions. This is not football!!! If hundreds of other batsmen are able to live by values of cricket when they are given such decisions, why cannot Warner? There is no justification behind justifying his reactions... Grow up and become a matured cricketer!!

Posted by Clyde on (January 21, 2013, 11:04 GMT)

Players could make formal reports of wrong decisions at the end of the day or during a break. After all, they are often the ones that know best what happened.

Posted by   on (January 21, 2013, 11:00 GMT)

So umpires blatantly can make mistakes after mistake and players should not react is that happy situation? In this case all the umpires joined to assert their right to make mistakes its shame on the umpires.

Posted by Perera32 on (January 21, 2013, 9:54 GMT)

I don't blame Warner because thats his natural reaction, same with KP earlier in the week he had a similar reaction to the poor umpiring. Maybe Srinath and the ICC should focus on why 45 mins of rain stopped a match at the SCG rather than blaming the players. I have a bad feeling for the 2015 World Cup final that is going to be held at the SCG too.

Posted by palla.avinash on (January 21, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

if god give me a wish ,i would ask him for robot umpires that can give 100 % correct decisions and so that no team can loose or win because of wrong decisions.They had taken a very poor decision and review is not available,this is the nonsense of having just 1 reviews which becomes like lottery .there should be at least 4 reviews in both tests and odis to remove such shockers and players will no stare at the umpires for wrong decisions if they trust in udrs then make most of it other wise one day my above wish could come true.

Posted by Rocketman1 on (January 21, 2013, 9:18 GMT)

There were two really bad LBW decisions in this game. They aren't the first and they won't be the last, for a while anyway. Until then, it's probably just safe to say it's a system that has been used for over a 100 years. Umpire gives you out and you have to go. If it's unfair for everyone, that means it fair right? As most previous players say, you get away with some and you get given some bad ones so by the end of your career they even out.

Posted by sidzy on (January 21, 2013, 9:10 GMT)

Oh boy ICC is really inconsistent in its working.......Why wasn't Kevin Pieterson charged during 3rd odi in ranchi for showing dissent.....

Posted by TrueLankan on (January 21, 2013, 9:06 GMT)

Maybe the SLC should lay charges for poor umpiring resulting in an unfair decision to cancel the match.

Posted by nthuq on (January 21, 2013, 9:06 GMT)

Yeah, as expected. It's good that Warner isn't another cookie cutter politically correct cricketer and bares his emotions when they do arise. Pity his innings was cut short by a few absurd contrivances which highlight that DRS might warrant a rethink.

Posted by Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas_Atheist on (January 21, 2013, 9:04 GMT)

Umpire should be charged for poor umpiring.

Posted by Htc-Baseball on (January 21, 2013, 8:57 GMT)

it is not enough, i was expecting him to apologise to the srilankan public for his behaviour, he should have known that he would have got out sooner anyway by a malinga yorker

Posted by SuPerDuPerMaN on (January 21, 2013, 8:56 GMT)

This is preposterous. Players are reprimanded without any reluctance and that too publicly but what about the match officials? Shouldn't they get to pay any penalties for poor decision making? The argument that spontaneously springs to mind is that umpires are humans after all and they can commit mistakes or even howlers for that matter. But aren't players human as well?

Posted by RevRock on (January 21, 2013, 8:33 GMT)

Maybe Warner should lay charges for poor umpiring.

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