West Indies v India, 1st Test, Kingston, Jamaica June 24, 2011

Rampaul fined, Sammy reprimanded

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul has been fined 10% of his match fee for showing dissent and his captain Darren Sammy has been reprimanded for breaching the code of conduct during the first Test against India in Jamaica.

Rampaul was penalised for asking the umpire whether the ball he was dismissed off was a no-ball for height. Ishant Sharma had already bowled a couple of bouncers in the over before another delivery reared up unexpectedly, brushing Rampaul's gloves as he fended at it. The match referee, Jeff Crowe, deemed Rampaul to have breached clause 2.1.3 of the code which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision".

Sammy was warned for pointing to his forearm after a huge appeal for a close-in catch off the first delivery he faced. The appeal was turned down but Sammy was punished for conduct "contrary to the spirit of the game".

There was no official hearing as both players accepted the ruling of the match referee. "Just like India player Amit Mishra in the first innings, Ravi stood his ground and gestured to both the umpires on being given out," Crowe said. "Darren, who was eventually given not out, immediately looked to influence the umpire as to where the ball struck him."

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