Wesley Barresi receives official reprimand

Dubai July 25, 2012: The Netherlands’ Wesley Barresi has received a warning and official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s seven-wicket win over United Arab Emirates during the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 50-over match at Deventer, on 21 July.

Barresi pleaded guilty to the Level 1 offense and accepted the proposed sanction by ICC Match Referee David Jukes. Barresi was found to have breached Article 2 Sections 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an International Match”.

Barresi was given out LBW in the ninth over of the match and consequently expressed his unhappiness at the decision and delayed in his departure from the crease after the umpire’s decision. As Barresi pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was bought by on-field umpires Buddhi Pradhan and Vineet Kulkarni.

“One can understand Mr Barresi’s disappointment but he should make his way more promptly from the crease and not linger so long in future. He should also remember to not express such unhappiness at the umpires’ decision. I hope this reprimand and warning will remind him to always respect the umpires’ decision,” said Mr Jukes.

All Level 1 breaches for this event carry a minimum penalty of a reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up 50 per cent of the applicable match fee. As with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.

The full text of the ICC Code of Conduct can be found here: http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/rules_and_regulations.php —- ICC

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