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Home > Cricket > India's tour of West Indies > Report

Sehwag fined for excessive appealing

June 08, 2006 10:01 IST

India's Virender Sehwag has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing during the drawn first Test against West Indies, which ended in Antigua on Tuesday.

Sehwag, who took two for 39 in the second innings, pleaded guilty to International Cricket Council match referee Jeff Crowe in a hearing after the final day's play, an ICC statement said on Wednesday.

West Indies' last pair of Fidel Edwards and Corey Collymore hung on for a dramatic draw.

Sehwag was found to have breached 1.5 of the ICC Code which relates to "the practice of celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given".

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

The charge was brought by Umpires Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel and Billy Doctrove.

Jeff Crowe reached his conclusion after a hearing attended by Sehwag, Indian coach Greg Chappell and umpires Rauf, Taufel and Doctrove.

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Sub: Heights of injustice( Dhoni's the culprit)

Alongside fining Viru for appealing, the umpires and the referee should have made an appeal to the ICC to make 'ball-snatching from umpires' legal. It ...

Posted by Robin Varghese

Sub: Gutless BCCI

What happened off the field is certainly not cricket. The christian teams have succeeded by not showing the other cheek. It is the Indian and ...

Posted by Shyam

Sub: Sehwag and Lara

Fining Sehwag but letting off Lara is absolutely poor justice by ICC. Icc does not play cricket but kills it.

Posted by subbaraman

Sub: Sehwag fined

While enforcing the code of conduct on the erring players is welcome, the same should be evenhanded. There is no report of any action having ...

Posted by Ramani

Sub: Sehwag fined but Lara allowed to go scot free after misbehaviour

It is surprising that Sehwag has been fined for excessive appealing while the same ICC has let Brian Lara go scot free for creating a ...

Posted by Bharati C V R