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Kemar Roach fined for bowling beamers

Kemar Roach fined for bowling beamers

The West Indies team was also fined for a slow over-rate against Bangladesh.

Dubai: West Indies pacer Kemar Roach was fined for bowling beamers while his team-mates also lost five per cent of their match fees for slow over rate in the second ODI against Bangladesh.

Roach was separately fined 10 per cent of his match fee for bowling high, full-pitched balls, while Floyd Reifer, skipper of the ragtag team which lost the Test and ODI series against Bangladesh, lost 10 per cent match fees besides being reprimanded.

Roach and Reifer were found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following hearings in Dominica on Tuesday.

Both players were charged with Level 1 offences under clause C1 of the code, which states “Players and/or Team Officials shall at all times conduct play within the spirit of the game as well as within the Laws of Cricket and the captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that this is adhered to."

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“The duo pleaded guilty to the charges and ICC match referee Roshan Mahanama handed Roach a 10 per cent fine and Reifer an official reprimand," the ICC said in a statement.

The charges related to two high, full-pitched balls bowled by Roach to Shakib Al Hasan during the second ODI in which Bangladesh beat the West Indies by three wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Explaining his verdict, Mahanama said, “Part of the role of the captain is to make sure that incidents such as this do not take place but Reifer failed in that role and, again, I made it clear to him that was unacceptable, hence the official reprimand that now appears on his record."

For Level 1 offences, penalties range from a reprimand up to a fine of up to 50 per cent of the player’s match fee.

The West Indies team was also fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the match with Mahanama imposing the fines after Reifer’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of Bangladesh’s innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.

Reifer was fined 10 per cent of his match fee while his players received five per cent fines.

first published:July 29, 2009, 14:50 IST