Dubai:West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was on Wednesday fined 20 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent to an umpire's decision during their first One-dayer against Australia in St Vincent.
After being adjudged leg-before off the bowling of Australian Michael Clarke by umpire Asad Rauf, Bravo showed dissent by standing his ground before leaving the field while shaking his head.
The all-rounder was then charged under clause 1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct which refers to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision."
Bravo pleaded not guilty to the charge in a hearing conducted by Match Referee Roshan Mahanama after the game that Australia won by 84 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
The charge was laid by Rauf and Billy Doctrove and third umpire Clyde Duncan and fourth umpire Goaland Greaves.
Explaining his decision after the hearing, Mahanama said, "There was a lengthy delay until Dwayne Bravo finally departed the crease when he was given out. When the umpire's finger goes up, the batsman must go without delay regardless what he thinks of the decision."
"That is one of cricket's most fundamental principles and Bravo's failure to adhere to that principle, especially given the message his action sends out to the millions of people watching both at the ground and on television, merited some form of action."
The hearing was also attended by West Indies captain Chris Gayle and team manager Omar Khan. A Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct carries a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and/or a fine of up to 50 per cent of a player's match fee.