Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Dambulla February 23, 2004

Gilchrist and Symonds face disciplinary hearing

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds face ICC level-one Code of Conduct charges for dissent following an incident during the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Mike Procter, the ICC match referee, viewed videotapes on Monday morning of an incident in which Symonds was first adjudged to have been trapped lbw but later recalled after discussions between Peter Manuel, the umpire, and Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka's one-day captain.

A disciplinary inquiry will be held on Tuesday in Colombo during which the pair will have to answer charges that they showed dissent towards the initial decision. Gilchrist threw down his gloves, apparently in disgust, while Symonds is alleged to have shown his bat to the umpire before walking off.

After the match, Procter had praised the actions of Manuel, describing his decision as "courageous", and the sportsmanship of Atapattu, who had accepted that a mistake had been made and accepted Manuel's decision to recall Symonds. "You have to take your hat off to Marvan [Atapattu]," he said.

If found guilty, Gilchrist and Symonds could be either officially reprimanded and/or fined up to 50% of their match fee. The third one-day will be played under lights on Wednesday.

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