West Indies batsman Darren Bravo rebuked for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo rebuked for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo rebuked for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct: Though the West Indies bowlers ran through the Pakistan batting line up in a historic manner, getting 4 wickets and conceding just one run against it and the West Indies eventually won the match by 150 runs and handed over Pakistan their biggest (in terms of runs) defeat in world cup matches.

There is an unwanted news for the team, one of their best batsmen Darren Bravo who also played an important role in their batting against Pakistan scoring 49 runs in 78 balls before getting retired hurt. Is charged by the ICC under Level 1 offence of the COC and was reprimanded for the same

As the ICC has a strong eye on any infringement of the Code of Conduct during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, it was observed that during his batting Bravo used unacceptable language. This is an offence under the ICC Level 1 Article 2.1.4 COC and thus he has been rebuked.

He was confronted for the same by the match referee as soon as the game ended and the offender (Darren Bravo) accepted the charges imposed on him without challenging it.

The ICC released a press statement on this which reads:

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match”, during his side’s 150 runs victory over Pakistan in a Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Christchurch on Saturday.

The offence happened in the first innings when Bravo used an audible obscenity whilst batting.

Bravo admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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