Two Bajans among six penalised under WICB Code of Conduct
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Barbados Pride manager Wendell Coppin and player Jonathan Carter were among six people penalised by the West Indies Cricket Board for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the third round of matches in the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament.
The others are players Steven Katwaroo and Imran Khan of Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, and Steve Liburd and Sherwin Peters of Leeward Islands Hurricanes.
Carter was reported by umpires Nandkumar Shivsankar, Christopher Taylor and Guyanand Sukhdeo for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct relating to the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during the match between the Pride and Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium.
The left-handed batting all-rounder was fined 15 per cent of his match fee, after he angrily slammed his bat into a water cooler and the dressing room door in the full public view, when he left the field following his dismissal in the Pride second innings.
The player admitted to the offence and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanction. No further action was taken and no hearing was required.
Emanating from the same match, Coppin was reported by WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead for a Level 2 breach of the Code of Conduct relating to public criticism of, or inappropriate comment on a match-related incident or match official.
The Pride manager was fined 65 per cent of his match fee for his comments carried in a Barbadian newspaper article and on a Barbadian radio station, questioning the decision-making of the umpires in the match.
Coppin admitted to the offence and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanction. No further action was taken and no hearing was required.
Katwaroo and Khan were reported by umpires Joel Wilson, Leslier Reifer Jr and Lyndon Rajkumar for Level 2 breaches of the Code of Conduct relating to conduct contrary to the spirit of the game during the match between the Red Force and Jamaica Scorpions at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Katwaroo was fined 10 per cent of his match fee, after he attempted to bring the game into disrepute by pointing at his elbow and deliberately trying to influence the umpire’s decision during an appeal for caught off the fourth ball of the 86th over while he was batting.
Khan was reprimanded and warned for an offence that occurred on the second ball of the 59th over, when umpire Wilson turned down an appeal for caught behind. The leg-spinner proceeded to question the umpire’s decision, saying “Umps” and showing the signal that is used when the umpire’s decision review protocol is in place.
Both players admitted to the offence and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanction in each instance. No further action was taken and no hearings were required.
Liburd and Peters were reported by umpires Lennox Abrahams, Zahid Bassarath and Ericsson Degallerie during the match against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica, for Level 1 breaches of the Code.
Liburd was fined 10 per cent of his match fee, after he was penalised for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision, when he was given out lbw off the final ball of the 39th over in his side’s second innings. The dissent was in the form of a loud roar in obvious disappointment with the umpire’s decision.
Peters was reprimanded and warned for conduct contrary to the spirit of the game, when he was dismissed caught behind off the first ball of the fourth over of the Hurricanes’ second innings. He slammed his bat against the wall in the presence of the reserve umpire when he was returning to the dressing room.
Both players admitted to their respective offence and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanction. No further action was taken and no hearings were required. (PR/SAT)