rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » Graeme Smith cleared

Graeme Smith cleared

May 06, 2005 17:18 IST
West Indies opener Wavell Hinds has been fined his entire match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth Test against South Africa.

South Africa captain Graeme Smith was cleared of any misconduct, however, following an incident involving the two players on Tuesday.

The ICC said in a statement on Friday that Hinds had breached its code for "intentional throwing and overstepping the popping crease and generally unacceptable conduct".

Also Read


Kallis replaces Lara at the top

Antigua Test yields record 8 tons


He was found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" by match referee Jeff Crowe in a hearing after the match in Antigua on Tuesday.

Smith was found not guilty of "conduct unbecoming (to his) status which could bring himself or the game into disrepute".

"No evidence was produced or found to support the serious nature of the alleged breach. We must now look forward to a positive ODI series," said Crowe in an ICC statement.

South Africa won the series 2-0 after Tuesday's fourth Test was drawn.

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.