Bravo reprimanded for premature celebration

Updated: Jan 28, 2007, 23:55 PM IST

New Delhi, Jan 28: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been reprimanded for prematurely celebrating a dismissal in the third cricket one-dayer against India.

Bravo was found guilty of breaching clause 1.5 of the Code by ICC Match Referee Alan Hurst at a hearing that took place following the conclusion of the match in Chennai on Saturday.

The clause prohibits excessive appealing, a term that includes the practice of celebrating a dismissal before the umpire gives his decision, something that Bravo was deemed to have done after one of his deliveries brushed the edge of Dinesh Kaarthick`s bat.

"Although Dwayne Bravo later apologized to the umpire for his actions, he must recognize the need to respect the official and turn and appeal, especially for a fine edge through to the wicketkeeper," Hurst said in a release from the International Cricket Council.

All Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player`s match fee.

Bureau Report