Kingston, June 22: On the same day Praveen Kumar was pulled up for running on the pitch, Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra found himself in hot water as well. He was observed showing dissent to the umpire when given out during India's first innings and has accordingly been fined 10 per cent of his match fee.
"On being given out caught behind the wicket, Amit stood his ground for a long time and gestured to his arm guard until finally he began to walk back," said match referee Jeff Crowe.
"Batsmen are taking too long to leave the crease after being given out. Whether it is just disappointment, it's still disrespectful and, as the code clearly states, unacceptable,", said Crowe
"Amit Mishra has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica," an ICC said in statement.
After play concluded on day two, Mishra accepted the sanction offered to him by
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 registered by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Daryl Harper as well as third umpire Norman Malcolm.