Sammy, Samuels and Bopara fined for verbal dispute

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Bopara, Sammy and Samuels all pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Marlon Samuels, along with England all-rounder Ravi Bopara, have all been fined for their verbal dispute during the first Twenty20 International, which the West Indies won by 27 runs, in Barbados.

Bopara was fined 25 per cent of his match fee, while Sammy and Samuels were fined 20 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.

The incident occurred in the 12th over of England’s innings when Bopara insulted Samuels while taking a single.

Samuels responded with some words of his own before Sammy also got involved.

The trio pleaded guilty to breaching Article 2.1.8 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct, which relates to “Where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the (above) offence, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”.

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