Bravo reprimanded for excessive appealing

Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, has been officially reprimanded for excessive appealing during the third one-dayer against India at Chennai yesterday. The charge was brought by Suresh Shastri and Billy Bowden, the on-field umpires, after Bravo celebrated the dismissal of Dinesh Karthik before waiting for the umpire to adjudicate.

Karthik was dismissed off a thin edge through to the wicketkeeper and Bravo's premature celebrations found him guilty of breaching clause 1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct by Alan Hurst, the match referee. The clause comes under the category of excessive appealing.

"Although Dwayne Bravo later apologised to the umpire for his actions, he must recognize the need to respect the official and turn and appeal, especially for a fine edge through to the wicketkeeper," said Hurst.

All Level 1 breaches of the Code carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.