West Indies v India, 1st Test, Kingston, 2nd day June 22, 2011

Mishra fined for protesting umpire's decision

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Amit Mishra, the India legspinner, has been fined 10% of his match fee after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC's Code of Conduct on the first day of the first Test against West Indies in Kingston. Mishra was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse". He accepted the penalty imposed on him by match referee Jeff Crowe.

"On being given out caught behind the wicket, Amit stood his ground for a lengthy period of time and while doing so gestured to his arm guard until finally he left the crease," Crowe said. "Batsmen are taking too long to leave the crease after being given out. Whether it is just disappointment, it's still disrespectful and, as the code clearly states, unacceptable."

Mishra was done in by a short ball from Fidel Edwards, caught at slip while trying to fend it away.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50% of a player's match fee. The charge was brought by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Daryl Harper as well as third umpire Norman Malcolm.

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  • The_Wog on June 23, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    LOL at IND - vetoing UDRS in a series when Daryl Harper will be umpiring! ROTFL! How many howlers this time around? Hope it costs them the match. Hopefully they will have Asoka in the 3T as well. (Maybe the BCCI hates UDRS because they don't understand the Laws and therefore its rulings - 1 bn people still don't seem to comprehend that a batsman can be out LBW when hit on the shoulder. The wicket is 28.5" high, and a skilled limbo dancer can get well under 12".)

  • on June 23, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    If only India could have said "yes" to DRS. This is WI we are playing now and the match is pretty much in our grasp so these decisions might not create so much hue and cry but imagine this happening in England in a few days time in a crunch match?

  • Dhoni_fan_from_a_dada_era on June 23, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    very good. these young cricketers should learn to respect Umpire's decision.

  • arvindnandan on June 23, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    While all the so-called 'injustice' goes on, and as WI keeps getting 'lucky' with some umpiring calls, it is unfathomable why India still does not want DRS. It is the future, and one cannot wish it away, even if one can postpone it for a while using the financial clout. Perhaps Indian players have not learnt how to use the DRS properly, which showed in the recent World Cup, and on the Sri Lanka tour earlier, but like it or not, Indian players need to learn to use it, for, DRS will be the order in not so distant future.

  • on June 23, 2011, 4:25 GMT

    Dhoni is one of the best things that happened to india team. The only major thing I dont like about him is, he is not willing to adopt the technology of UDRS. It may not be perfect, but it wud obviously have avoided all those bad umpire's decisions in India innings!! Cm'on india team.. u cant stay away from technologies.. if u give it a chance, it wil evolve ultimately to provide more fair and correct decisions than bad ones.

  • on June 23, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    @ Bs Venkatesh - Eventhough UDRS may not be perfect, such technologies should be used like in any other sports like tennis etc. Without the UDRS, everyone knows that umpires gave so many wrong decisions especially against india!! dont u think, UDRS wud help give more correct decisions than wrong ones!! It's just common sense that, umpires can make some human errors and probably technology can help avoid that crucial wrong decision by umpire that might even change a game.

  • on June 23, 2011, 3:01 GMT

    @ctgboy87: Mate...For your Information....Virat Kohli(no bat), Suresh Raina(no bat), MS Dhoni(out off a no ball) and Harbhajan Singh(ball going over the wicket and adjudged lbw) were are not out and were given out...so WI are lucky that they still stand a chance to win..otherwise this match would have been in India's laps(not that its not now)... Coming to the main issue...i guess this whole rule is a crap...when a player is adjudged out when he isnt..the umpires must take their opinion ask the 3rd umpire and give the right decision..they dont do that...they cant take a little frustration shown on field...OBVIOUSLY batsmen will be dissappointed!!!

  • mittheimp on June 23, 2011, 2:09 GMT

    Sachin doesnt like UDRS so Indian fans dont like UDRS. Predictable but illogical!

  • Randy_Wilson on June 23, 2011, 2:07 GMT

    We got the Tech Why dont we use it in all the matches, instead of leaving it out??? Biggest Mistake not to use it and then whine over the decision of an umpire. I have seen two decision Wrong already one of the West Indies Batsmen in the 1st inning cant remember who it was, and the umpire give him out, and then To the Indian Batsman in the 2nd Inning.

    again i say the Tech is there use it, so Fair decision can be Made, we cant Blame de umpires. they are human like us and we all makes mistakes. we de TV reply, Umpuire only got one Shot at the decision

  • Alexk400 on June 23, 2011, 2:06 GMT

    Umpires has their own reviews. Only good umpires allowed to do top teams. Bad umpires are depromoted to kenya vs bangaldesh.

  • The_Wog on June 23, 2011, 11:14 GMT

    LOL at IND - vetoing UDRS in a series when Daryl Harper will be umpiring! ROTFL! How many howlers this time around? Hope it costs them the match. Hopefully they will have Asoka in the 3T as well. (Maybe the BCCI hates UDRS because they don't understand the Laws and therefore its rulings - 1 bn people still don't seem to comprehend that a batsman can be out LBW when hit on the shoulder. The wicket is 28.5" high, and a skilled limbo dancer can get well under 12".)

  • on June 23, 2011, 6:31 GMT

    If only India could have said "yes" to DRS. This is WI we are playing now and the match is pretty much in our grasp so these decisions might not create so much hue and cry but imagine this happening in England in a few days time in a crunch match?

  • Dhoni_fan_from_a_dada_era on June 23, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    very good. these young cricketers should learn to respect Umpire's decision.

  • arvindnandan on June 23, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    While all the so-called 'injustice' goes on, and as WI keeps getting 'lucky' with some umpiring calls, it is unfathomable why India still does not want DRS. It is the future, and one cannot wish it away, even if one can postpone it for a while using the financial clout. Perhaps Indian players have not learnt how to use the DRS properly, which showed in the recent World Cup, and on the Sri Lanka tour earlier, but like it or not, Indian players need to learn to use it, for, DRS will be the order in not so distant future.

  • on June 23, 2011, 4:25 GMT

    Dhoni is one of the best things that happened to india team. The only major thing I dont like about him is, he is not willing to adopt the technology of UDRS. It may not be perfect, but it wud obviously have avoided all those bad umpire's decisions in India innings!! Cm'on india team.. u cant stay away from technologies.. if u give it a chance, it wil evolve ultimately to provide more fair and correct decisions than bad ones.

  • on June 23, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    @ Bs Venkatesh - Eventhough UDRS may not be perfect, such technologies should be used like in any other sports like tennis etc. Without the UDRS, everyone knows that umpires gave so many wrong decisions especially against india!! dont u think, UDRS wud help give more correct decisions than wrong ones!! It's just common sense that, umpires can make some human errors and probably technology can help avoid that crucial wrong decision by umpire that might even change a game.

  • on June 23, 2011, 3:01 GMT

    @ctgboy87: Mate...For your Information....Virat Kohli(no bat), Suresh Raina(no bat), MS Dhoni(out off a no ball) and Harbhajan Singh(ball going over the wicket and adjudged lbw) were are not out and were given out...so WI are lucky that they still stand a chance to win..otherwise this match would have been in India's laps(not that its not now)... Coming to the main issue...i guess this whole rule is a crap...when a player is adjudged out when he isnt..the umpires must take their opinion ask the 3rd umpire and give the right decision..they dont do that...they cant take a little frustration shown on field...OBVIOUSLY batsmen will be dissappointed!!!

  • mittheimp on June 23, 2011, 2:09 GMT

    Sachin doesnt like UDRS so Indian fans dont like UDRS. Predictable but illogical!

  • Randy_Wilson on June 23, 2011, 2:07 GMT

    We got the Tech Why dont we use it in all the matches, instead of leaving it out??? Biggest Mistake not to use it and then whine over the decision of an umpire. I have seen two decision Wrong already one of the West Indies Batsmen in the 1st inning cant remember who it was, and the umpire give him out, and then To the Indian Batsman in the 2nd Inning.

    again i say the Tech is there use it, so Fair decision can be Made, we cant Blame de umpires. they are human like us and we all makes mistakes. we de TV reply, Umpuire only got one Shot at the decision

  • Alexk400 on June 23, 2011, 2:06 GMT

    Umpires has their own reviews. Only good umpires allowed to do top teams. Bad umpires are depromoted to kenya vs bangaldesh.

  • Randy_Wilson on June 23, 2011, 2:03 GMT

    @ cgtboy87 Why is it when Sammy does something wrong. all of a Sadden yall on his case. Many West Indies Great have already given away Chances like this. Dropping catches and the batsmen goes on to make 100 and even one time 200runs.. At Least Sammy toke 4 wickets, where as our Fast Bowler who is more Faster and More troubling the batsmen only toke 1 wicket each, if not India would of Scored 300+ taking the lead over 400. This Target may not be Easy then IT up to the batsmen to do there jobs. With 190 Runs to get it. we still got Chanderpaul here and Bravo if both of then Makes anything near 100 Runs, it's a West Indies Win. We still have Nash. Here is a Chance for Chanderpaul, Nash and Bravo Prove to us that they are Match Winners. The Win is there still for Both Teams. We had a good Start from Barath and Simmon 60runs. and Sarwan came and just did nothing yet we still want players like him in the team,why dont ya blame Sarwan? here we got a chance to beat India,and he giveway his wkt

  • cgtboy87 on June 23, 2011, 1:07 GMT

    WEST INDIES HAD DRAVID OUT FOR 6 WHEN HE WAS DROP BY SAMMY..OF ALL PEOPLE TO DROP HE IS THE WORST...THIS GAME WAS WEST INIDES BUT THE BLUNDER THE CHANCES...

  • pk_cric_rox on June 22, 2011, 22:56 GMT

    my indian frnds n bcci just dont understand the purpose of DRS. its purpose is not to decide marginal lbw decisions that u want to wait for exact ball tracking.its purpose is to avoid howlers n blunders made by on-field umpires.like if the ball isnt edged n umpire gives it out, or ball hits the bat before it hits the pad, or umpire thinks it hits the bat first n doesnt give lbw but infact it hits the pad first. the list goes on n on but the point is that this system is supposed to avoid such howlers. its not supposed to give batsman an opportunity to escape a very very close lbw call,thts y if replay is marginal, decision goes back to on-field umpire.if batsmen r using it for that purpose they r putting their team at risk n if DRS is implemented very soon batsmen will stop making a T sign for every close lbw appeal n they will learn how to use it properly for howlers n mistakes only.but for that u gotta let them get used to the system.try to understand the purpose

  • vamshi_teamindia on June 22, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    DRAVID IS REALLY "THE WALL"........He has proved once again that how important he is to the team! really a team man!! PRICELESS INNINGS..........LOVE U RAHUL........:):)

  • on June 22, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    If a batsman is out with incorrect decision by Umpire , He have to leave the ground immediately , Even if ever person who is watching in the screens with so many technologies , batsman shouldn't react his aggression. But Umpire had a right that he can give out for not out , For this mistakes Umpires wont get fined or penalty . This is how Cricket was designed . I really object this process .

  • on June 22, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    BCCI is right in saying that BCCI is right in saying that the techniques used in DRS are not accurate. And Sachin rightly pointed out that although snickometer and hotspot are pretty good tech's tat cud be used, while ball tracking is not accurate... The present rule that the although ball is hitting stumps, the onfield umpire's call shall stay, itself says tat its not accurate. If it was accurate then why have such rule at all.

    The basic thing what BCCI is saying is absolutely correct, which is "use only those technologies which are accurate"... Criticisers, Please not BCCI is not against the idea of UDRS but against the inaccurate or non-dependable techniques used. And they'r right in saying so

  • Jeet.Singh on June 22, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    How is DRS at its present form even coming into question for this review. Current DRS is only ball tracking, so would be inconclusive in this matter anyway. BCCI is doing the right thing. They are forcing ICC and rest of boards to implement DRS to its full capability which is ball tracking, hot spot and snicko meter. Even if this review was referred to DRS, it would have stood by on field umpire call in this case.

    BCCI is doing the right thing, not giving into pressure and making sure DRS is implemented to its full potential sooner.

  • kumarcoolbuddy on June 22, 2011, 15:24 GMT

    India is not opting for DRS despite wrong decisions against India. So simple logic is Dhoni and co feels that DRS is not going to help anyways. They are coming out of the experience. Yes I too agree that when DRS is included final decision should not be given to Umpire. I am not blaming Umpire but how would you think an umpire to accept his mistakes in front of everyone. Doesn't it sound harsh on umpires?

  • on June 22, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    10% of wat? Lol USD 500??..they pay peanuts neways for test series nowadez

  • TechJunkie on June 22, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Guys, how about Umpires being pulled up for atrocious decisions? They can do anything and get away with it, but the players? No, they cannot even look back at them! Perhaps, guity conscience pricks them - that's why!

  • CricketChat on June 22, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    I think punishments are over the top these days for very normal reactions. I saw Mishra's reaction on being given out and similar 100s of times in the past many years. A simple warning should be enough for these type of minor things. Otherwise, we might as well play with robots out in the middle.

  • on June 22, 2011, 14:31 GMT

    The fine imposed on Mishra is correct and he himself agree to this.It is much 100 times better than an out batsman declared not out by an umpire. The best point is it was 10% otherwise subcontinet players are fined heavily and Stuart broad comes out clean despite risking sportmanship of game.

  • ILuvTests on June 22, 2011, 13:52 GMT

    @Salim_123: Oh yes, And you never saw a poor decision against Tendulkar did you? Yeah right! Shoulder before wicket ring a bell? LBWs in the 90s - ball going down leg side ring belll?

  • on June 22, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    All Pakistani fans love crticising BCCI for opposing DRS. Well if BCCI had proposed DRS then they would have still criticised BCCI. Critics or people in opposition party (Read not in ruling party) always oppose..no matter what. And to top it all they are ones who still complain of "that Tendulkar not out on WC SF". A perfect example of DRS not error free...BCCI just said that DRS is not 100% accurate thats sole reason they oppose ... but no the Pakistani fans would like to believe in any conspiracy theory ..even aliens...but not BCCI logical explanation. BCCI has said it is ready to accept DRS if hotspot and snickometer are added to it.

  • Nampally on June 22, 2011, 13:11 GMT

    DRS would have helped out in sorting out whether or not Mishra was Out. India has already rejected DRS for the England tour. There will be plenty of short rising balls from the English fast bowlers with similar results going against their batsmen. Bcci & Dhoni still have time to change their minds for the England tour. Rely on Technology rather than feeling sorry for yourselves after being given wrongly Out by Umpire's human errors!. Not using the available technology in the current times is a bone headed decision.

  • on June 22, 2011, 13:08 GMT

    India used to be one of my favorite teams but the more I look at their stance on DRS the less I am liking them, and the less I see them caring for anyone but themselves. NO technology is 100% accurate so their argument makes no sense to me. But having a chance for a second look, I would take that any day.

  • couchpundit on June 22, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    @Karachi_King & @SachinIsTheGreatest -> Well Said!

  • AdmireZAK on June 22, 2011, 12:25 GMT

    ICC should improve the quality of umpires at first place instead of crying for DRS,when umpires do mistakes no action or penalty will be taken unlike when a player shows his frustration he will have to face all this...@ICC : Stadiums are world class,the quality of new gen players are outstanding,the coaching techniques are innovative,players are touching new heights in the game, are your umpires are ready for this?are they improving their skill???

  • shrek_krish on June 22, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    Why don't they penalize the batsman when the umpire calls not out and the batsman leaves? After watching cricket for so many years, I started kicking myself.

    The umpires are more concerned about the fielder touching a boundary rope. They take up to 5 mins looking at 4-5 camera angles just for an extra run, but they are not concerned when they have a doubt on the dismissal. Frankly, common sense is the least common thing in cricket.

  • Zubi4782 on June 22, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    @srkrishnan16 ... you are missing the whole point of Using DRS, is to eliminate poor decisions completely which can effect the outcome of tthe match. UDRS shud be used in all matches for fair results...

  • LivingDead on June 22, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    I agree with Karachi_King.

  • Reid84 on June 22, 2011, 11:30 GMT

    @Salim_123 - No one except you is making a fuss here. BCCI not using DRS has nothing to do with Mishra getting fined. He accepted his mistake and paid the fine. Why are you making a fuss out of this report. Mishra felt a bad decision was made, he might be right or wrong but ultimately, he accepted his mistake of staying long.

    @ Adee Amjad . The same can be said abt.. this incident. Those who eat the balls - dont deserve to captain a team.

  • on June 22, 2011, 11:06 GMT

    whts the use of using DRS when it the final decision stays with original umpire call.if they have given out which looks not out it stays out ,same with when its given not out , if its out ..it should be given out No matter the umpire decision.

  • Redbacks_Bite on June 22, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    If Mishra was English or Australian cricketer, he would have been let go without any penalty. Accept it or not but it's truth. If any S.Asian player had broken the glass at the Lords and that glass injured some one sitting under the balcony, guess what could have happened to that player. That played would have been penalized and banned for few games by ICC ref. However, Mr. Prior escaped untoched...

  • SachinIsTheGreatest on June 22, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    Ahem, by the same token if a batsman walks after the umpire has shaken his head, doesn't that count as dissent too? I mean he is essentially disagreeing at the umpire's decision, isn't he?

  • _NEUTRAL_Fan_ on June 22, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    @srkrishnan16. The funny thing is that he WAS OUT. Or at least looked extremely close to being out and he's a tail-ender at that. He could very well have been out next ball and yet still he risked his match fee. Don't support the wrong thing because he plays for your team.

  • perl57 on June 22, 2011, 10:24 GMT

    I guess Jeff Crowe should be shown a taste of what happened to Mike Dennis. A match refree who was unceremoniously got kicked out of the series after a series of ludicurous decisions which included ball tampering allegations on Sachin Tendulkar. DRS is stupid, even if they would have went for DRS, it would have become an on field decision and it would have been given out. India is not pursuing because it is not needed as of now. Jeff you are forgiven, behave yourself from next time.

  • on June 22, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    Mr.Dhoni, There are some umpires who are much foolish than hawk-eye and hot spot. UDRS will help you to retain #1 position in England.

  • vaidyar on June 22, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    Wonder why! Aren't we the team that believes and accepts everything the umpire says? Loving the irony here! But then, tailenders seldom have any reviews left, so Mishra might as well learn to walk on getting a decision one way or the other. As long as they don't fine the players for forgetfully asking for a review when the team has no more left!!

  • on June 22, 2011, 9:30 GMT

    Give him a break guys.. He was jus surprised at the call.. Whats the Big deal..

  • srkrishnan16 on June 22, 2011, 9:14 GMT

    I think its time the rule changed that if the batsmen was actually not out and given out, he can show dissent..... he has every Goddamn right to, man! If thats not the case, then he may be fined! India's opposing DRS is right, because it stupidity to give the final decision to the umpire who gave the original decision, who might at every given opportunity, will not want to reverse his decision, coz every wrong decision could even get him removed from the ELITE PANEL! So, for some close calls, the umpire might choose to retain his decision....... which eliminates the purpose of DRS itself!

  • A_HTIMAN on June 22, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    This should be given to a person like Dhoni for eliminating the use of U.D.R.S.

  • Munkeymomo on June 22, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    im licking my lips at this delicious irony.

  • on June 22, 2011, 8:53 GMT

    the one who dont allow the use of DRS, dont deserve to stand when umpire has given a decision

  • Salim_123 on June 22, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    What is the fuss now. India does not want the DRS system, if they are given out they complaint. They know that some umpires think twice before giving out batsmen like Tendulkar and co. but with DRS system no such favours.

  • emil7 on June 22, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    @royramesh FYI, UDRS is not there for this tournament and hence he cannot opt for that.

  • Hafeez_Malik on June 22, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    So now umpires are free to give as many decisions against India as they want. BCCI has deprived themselves from right of protest or review by their own choice. Keep moaning Mishra & Co., paying fine and say Jay Ho BCCI!!! Lol

  • on June 22, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    India should take DRS system then no 1 will get fine for anything

  • ajholland on June 22, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    @Feroz Ahmed - you can't fine umpures for making a mistake...you wouldn't fine a bowler for being hit for 6 or a batsman for getting out to a stupid shot. Also, the DRS system is designed to eliminate bad decisions, but India won't use it so must accept all decisions gracefully and without question.

  • royramesh on June 22, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    INSTEAD OF SHOWING DISSENT, ALL OTHER COUNTRIES' BATSMEN WOULD ASK THE UMPIRE FOR A D.R.S. REVIEW. I WONDER WHY MISHRA DIDNT ASK FOR ONE!!!!!

  • on June 22, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    I think Umpires should also be fined for wrong decisions

  • big_guy_321 on June 22, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    They say no to the DRS and then dont go if given out because they think it is the wrong call

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  • big_guy_321 on June 22, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    They say no to the DRS and then dont go if given out because they think it is the wrong call

  • on June 22, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    I think Umpires should also be fined for wrong decisions

  • royramesh on June 22, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    INSTEAD OF SHOWING DISSENT, ALL OTHER COUNTRIES' BATSMEN WOULD ASK THE UMPIRE FOR A D.R.S. REVIEW. I WONDER WHY MISHRA DIDNT ASK FOR ONE!!!!!

  • ajholland on June 22, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    @Feroz Ahmed - you can't fine umpures for making a mistake...you wouldn't fine a bowler for being hit for 6 or a batsman for getting out to a stupid shot. Also, the DRS system is designed to eliminate bad decisions, but India won't use it so must accept all decisions gracefully and without question.

  • on June 22, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    India should take DRS system then no 1 will get fine for anything

  • Hafeez_Malik on June 22, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    So now umpires are free to give as many decisions against India as they want. BCCI has deprived themselves from right of protest or review by their own choice. Keep moaning Mishra & Co., paying fine and say Jay Ho BCCI!!! Lol

  • emil7 on June 22, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    @royramesh FYI, UDRS is not there for this tournament and hence he cannot opt for that.

  • Salim_123 on June 22, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    What is the fuss now. India does not want the DRS system, if they are given out they complaint. They know that some umpires think twice before giving out batsmen like Tendulkar and co. but with DRS system no such favours.

  • on June 22, 2011, 8:53 GMT

    the one who dont allow the use of DRS, dont deserve to stand when umpire has given a decision

  • Munkeymomo on June 22, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    im licking my lips at this delicious irony.