West Indies v Sri Lanka, tri-series, Port-of-Spain July 6, 2013

Dwayne Bravo suspended for one match

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain, has been suspended for one match after being fined a second time within 12 months for maintaining a slow over-rate. He will miss the crucial tri-series match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

West Indies were ruled one over short of the target at the end of match against India in Port-of-Spain for which the match referee, Jeff Crowe, fined Bravo 20% of his match fee and his team members, 10% of their match fees.

"The captains were informed of their respective positions relating to over-rate breaches before the start of the series," Crowe said. "On Friday, the umpires had kept Dwayne [Bravo] informed throughout the innings about the position regarding over-rates, and more so when his side fell behind."

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Nigel Llong and Peter Nero, as well as third umpire Nigel Duguid and fourth umpire Joel Wilson, with Bravo pleading guilty.

It was the second such offence for Bravo after he was fined for a slow over-rate during the Champions Trophy match against South Africa on June 14.

Virat Kohli was also slapped with a similar fine after India's match against Sri Lanka in Kingston.

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  • ARIF3011 on July 8, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    It has been observed that it is batsmen who always waste time for changing gloves, bats and having 'unofficial drinks break' during the innings. One over behind the time could be the result of something which Bravo wasn't part of! There must be a ruling as well that time wasted by batsmen must be taken as "Time-out" as they do in football and add to the time of the game!

  • Dummy4 on July 8, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    this is not the rite way to do .match fees or 1 or 2 match ban is ok not for a month .

  • Dummy4 on July 8, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    monetaty fine to captain/players as well as suspension for skipper is too harsh.as pointed out by several people, the slow over rate may be due to batting sides defaults also.hence raising the target or reducing batting overs for slow rated bowling side is proper punishment for the side.icc and all concerned should give a hought to this.bad luck bravo and co.

  • Anand on July 7, 2013, 23:00 GMT

    it is a fair rule if implemented consistently. better than how it used to get implemented in the 90s. the reasoning behind this is that it is absolutely possible for a team to bowl 50 overs within the allotted time even if they have to use three fast bowlers and this has been demonstrated time and again by many teams. this rule takes more significance during test matches if teams can't bowl 90 overs within a day.

  • Dummy4 on July 7, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Cricket is becoming like a law enforcement agency. Too many unwanted rules is clogging this once beautiful game. The umpires are more closely resembling police men, and the ICC are looking like the FBI. What's going on here ? This is a big blow for the WI. Bravo is a classic all-rounder who brings so much to the team. I remember MS Dhoni was once fined and suspended for a game due to slow over rate. Come on guys, when you have 3 fast bowlers in your team, things do slow down from time to time. We are human beings, not machines. Jeez.

  • ESPN on July 7, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    Take this a lesson Mr. Bravo. I think you are doing a good job thus far.

  • Dummy4 on July 7, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    Whatever it is but Rules are rules....

  • Arun Prasad on July 7, 2013, 1:00 GMT

    Sammy - I believe is the most under-rated player in the current lineup, he is better captain than bravo. Selectors were experimenting with bravo just because he is part of MSD's Superkings Team. Shiv Chanderpaul should be playing in the current line up, he adds more experience to the middle order which is lacking with the current team. And Charles should be keeping instead of Ramdin.

    My Team XI: Charles (Wk), Gayle, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Sammy (c), Roach, Rampaul, Narine

    All the best WI...

  • Brian on July 6, 2013, 22:47 GMT

    They put Pollard to captain and he can't even make the side. Hopefully he'll pass 3 runs this game. Sammy is much better.

  • Shyam on July 6, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    in the 90's, we had a rule like if a team bowling 1st has slow over rate, then the target will be increased. And if we have slow over rate in the 2nd innings then the captain is fined. To prevent the later's benefits, icc had changed the rule.

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