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".)

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

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