Ireland's Hunter reprimanded for showing dissent
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 12:08 PM
Ireland's Ryan Hunter has received an official warning and reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's match against Scotland in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup at WEP Harris Oval in Brisbane on Friday.
Hunter was found to have breached Level 1 Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire's decision.
The incident happened in the sixth over of Ireland's innings when the opener stood at the wicket for an extended period of time and also raised his bat after being declared LBW off Ruaidhri Smith.
Hunter admitted the charge and accepted the sanction imposed by ICC Match Referee David Boon without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing.
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Buddhi Pradhan, as well as third umpire Courtney Young and fourth umpire Owen Chirombe.
"Accepting and respecting the umpire's decision is one of the fundamental pillars of our Great Sport. I'm sure Ryan has learnt his lesson, will be careful in future and will play his important role in upholding the strong spirit of the game of cricket," Mr Boon said afterwards.
The full text of the code can be found at http://www.icc-cricket.com/rules_and_regulations.php