Warriors Fined For Dissent
Guyana Amazon Warriors skipper Denesh Ramdin and teammate Lendl Simmons have been fined by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for dissent shown in the controversial final with Barbados Tridents on August 16 in St Kitts and Nevis.
According to information reaching Guyana Times Sport, Ramdin was fined for dissent shown following the dismissal of all-rounder James Neesham in the 13th over of the Amazon Warriors innings.
The Neesham dismissal brought a furious reaction from Ramdin at the non-striker’s end.
Neesham was ruled caught behind off Jason Holder, although video footage appeared to show that the ball had not touched the gloves.
The Amazon Warriors skipper slammed his bat and gloves down into the ground immediately what seemed to be another glaring umpiring decision gone against his team during the game.
Earlier, in the Tridents’ innings, Dwayne Smith had survived a very close LBW appeal that television replays clearly showed should have been given out.
After the appeal was turned down, Simmons signalled for a review by the third umpire, although the umpiring decision review system was not in place for the CPL tournament.
The game, which the Tridents controversially won on the Duckworth/Lewis method, was marred by several questionable umpiring decisions by Barbadian umpire Gregory Braithwaite.
The Tridents’ Shoaib Malik was given the benefit of the doubt in a leg before wicket decision to the first ball he faced from Krishmar Santokie. Television replays showed that the ball would have clearly gone on to hit the stumps.
Malik went on to make 55 not out and was later named Man of the Match.
All-rounder Navin Stewart was also on the receiving end of a few dubious wide calls in the game, which has still left a bitter taste in the mouths of the many Amazon Warriors supporters worldwide, many of whom have been letting their sentiments known on the internet, incuding social media.
Meanwhile, it is interesting to see if the Tridents will be penalised for their slow over rate, which cricketing pundits argue should have been taken into consideration before a decision was made to stop the game and deny the Aamazon Warriors to bat their full quota of overs.
The Amazon Warriors bowled 20 overs in 95 minutes, while the Tridents had bowled 15.5 overs in 93 minutes when the game controversially ended.