Joseph, Miller fined for breaching Code of Conduct

December 15, 2016

The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed that Alzarri Joseph and Nikita Miller were fined, and Roshon Primus was reprimanded for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches in the Digicel Regional Four-Day Tournament which ended on Monday.

All three players admitted to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by the respective match referees, meaning there was no need for formal hearings.

Joseph was reported by on-field umpires Danesh Ramdhanie and Leslie Reifer Jr, along with standby umpire Ericson Degallerie for a Level two breach of the Code of Conduct during the match between Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Windward Islands Volcanoes at Windsor Park in Dominica.

Joseph, upon fielding the ball from his own bowling after the final delivery of the 18th over in the Volcanoes' second innings, threw the ball at or near batsman Johnson Charles in an appropriate and dangerous manner while the batman remained in the crease.

Miller and Primus were both reported by match umpires Verdayne Smith and Gregory Brathwaite, as well as reserve umpire Rushane Samuels for Level one breaches of the Code of Conduct during the match between Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

Match referee Denovan Hayles imposed a fine of 20 per cent of Miller's match fee after he breached paragraph 1.3 of the Code of Conduct by using language that was offensive or insulting to the match officials and contrary to the spirit of the game, when he was notified about the wearing of incorrect playing equipment.

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