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October 28, 2007
To compound Bermuda's blushes following a 3-0 series defeat by Kenya, their allrounder, Lionel Cann, has been banned for two ODIs. Cann was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's three-wicket defeat to Kenya in Nairobi on Saturday in which he showed 'serious dissent'.
Cann stood his ground when the umpire, Ian Howell, gave him out lbw and only left the field when forced to do so by his captain, Irving Romaine. Cann then kicked over a dustbin after crossing the boundary rope and could be heard venting his anger from the dressing room.
"This ban should serve as a message to players that this type of behaviour is not allowed," Mike Proctor, the match referee said. "Such acts are completely unacceptable and on that basis I found the player guilty of the Level 2 offence.
"Cricket is a sport which teaches us discipline and respect for an umpire's decision. Anyone associated with this game has to respect its values and Laws and anyone being disrespectful has to be penalised."
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