Mishra fined for protesting umpire's decision
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.