Ramdin fined for Sir Viv taunt
BIRMINGHAM – West?Indies wicketkeeper/ batsman Denesh Ramdin has been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a controversial jibe at Sir Vivian Richards Sunday while celebrating his century on the penultimate day of the final Test against England.
Ramdin, who finished on an unbeaten 107, brandished a piece of paper in the direction of the media centre with the words “Yea Viv Talk Nah”, scribbled on it.
The action was in response to criticism levelled at him by the legendary West Indies batsman and captain, now a media pundit for the BBC, following the Trent Bridge Test.
While Ramdin later regretted his behaviour, he was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” after on-field umpires Tony Hill and Kumar Dharmasena reported the incident to match referee Roshan Mahanama.
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