Giddings receives ICC warning

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – West Indies Women fast bowler, Erva Giddings, has been slapped with an official warning by the International Cricket Council for showing dissent during the opening One-Day International against England Women last Saturday.

Erva Giddings (second left) celebrating with her team-mates today after West Indies defeated England.
Erva Giddings (second left) celebrating with her team-mates today after West Indies defeated England.

The incident occurred during the 45th over of the Windies innings when the 30-year-old, on her international debut, was given out lbw to seamer Katherine Brunt for three.

She immediately pointed to her bat to indicate to umpires she had struck the ball, in violation of Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct relating to dissent.

Additionally, the ICC said one demerit point had been placed on Gidding’s record for the offence.

“Pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if Giddings reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period her demerit points will be converted into, at least, two suspension points which will equate to a ban from her next match or matches,” the ICC said today.

“Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.”

There was no need for a hearing as Giddings accepted the charge.

Her dismissal saw West Indies Women lose their final wicket and plunge to a narrow five-run loss at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, and fall behind 1-0 in the five-match series.

Source: (CMC)

3 Responses to Giddings receives ICC warning

  1. Phil October 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    When umpires make mistakes, some of which are blatant and purposeful. They ate NOT reprimanded, fined, suspended, nor demoted. Especially against the WI. Ladies, I see your anger, I feel your pain. Continue to play your game honestly, hard and respectful. I love you, we all love you and we pledge and promise to continue supporting you.

  2. Phil October 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    They6 are not….

  3. Anthony Davis October 12, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Some umpires seem to think that the W.I. do are not good enough to be given fair decisions. This has been going on for eons, and will not change. This happens especially when they are playing England, Australia, South Africa, and it seems, more recently the Asian countries. Many appeals of the W.I. are not given, although even a blind man/woman could see what happened. How come only W.I. players are called for their bowling action when there are others? They only want to make sure that certain nations win games, and therefore tournaments. Slavery is not finished!


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