Barnwell found guilty of Level 1 offence

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Guyana Jaguars’ Christopher Barnwell has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Code of Conduct during the Grand Final of the NAGICO Super50 Tournament against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force on Sunday at Queen’s Park Oval.

The Jaguars’ captain was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the WICB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to “Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Patrick Gustard, TV umpire Leslie Reifer Jr and 4th umpire Joel Wilson.

Barnwell admitted that upon his dismissal, he showed excessive and obvious disappointment with umpire Brathwaite’s decision and proceeded to shake his head while walking towards the players’ pavilion.

The Jaguars all-rounder accepted the sanction proposed by WICB Match Referee Hayden Bruce and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The range of permissible sanctions if found guilty of a Level 1 breach is an official warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of a player’s applicable match fee.