Bravo reprimanded for using foul language


CHRISTCHURCH: West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been reprimanded for using foul language during World Cup match against Pakistan here at Hagley Oval on Saturday.

ICC announced on its website that the Caribbean batsman was reprimanded for breaching Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match”.

West Indies recorded a formidable 150 runs victory over Pakistan in a Pool B match.

The offence happened in the first innings when Bravo used an audible obscenity whilst batting.

“Bravo admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” ICC announced.

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.