WICB punish three cricketers
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed today that Dave Bernard Jr, Kevin Stoute and Shane Shillingford have been penalised under the Code of Conduct, following the first round of the Professional Cricket League Regional four-day Tournament which ended on Monday.
Bernard and Stoute were reported by umpires Peter Nero, Jonathan Blades and Ryan Willoughby during the match between Barbados Pride and Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval for Level 1 breaches of the code. Stoute plays for Barbados Pride.
They both showed dissent at an umpire’s decision by appealing excessively for an lbw decision which was given “not-out”.
Shillingford was reported by umpires Nandkumar Shivsankar, Joel Wilson and Iran Moakan during the match between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium, also for a Level 1 breach of the code.
Shillingford was penalised for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game, when he attempted to bring the game into disrepute through pointing at his elbow during an appeal for caught while he was batting in the 45th over of the Volcanoes’ second innings, deliberately attempting to influence the umpire’s decision.
All three players were fined 10 per cent of their match fees, after they admitted to the offence and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanction.