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

Warner reprimanded for showing dissent

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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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  • Dummy4 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

  • ANTHONY 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?

  • Mark 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.

  • Mark 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.

  • MD 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.

  • Koku Hennadige 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.

  • shivakarthik on January 21, 2013, 16:43 GMT

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

  • Hassan 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.

  • John 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