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June 30, 2007
Denesh Ramdin, West Indies' wicketkeeper, has been officially reprimanded for breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during the second Twenty20 international against England at The Oval on Friday.
Ramdin pleaded guilty to breaching clause 1.3 of the Code which concerned "showing dissent at an umpire's decision." The charge related to a comment made by Ramdin to umpire Nigel Llong at the end of an over in which Ramdin had an appeal for a catch turned down by Llong.
"The player was clearly disappointed that an appeal had been turned down by umpire Llong," said Mike Procter, the match referee, "but, at the end of the over, he allowed that disappointment to become dissent and that is completely unacceptable.
"The player was extremely apologetic at the hearing and I took that into account in reaching my decision but any form of dissent cannot be allowed to pass as the game revolves around respect for an umpire's decision.
"The player will now have this mark on his record and that will obviously count against him if he fails to uphold the Code of Conduct in future."
Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50% of a player's match fee.
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