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Ramdin banned for catch claim

UPDATED 11 June, 2013 10:26AM AEDT |

West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has been suspended for two matches for attempting to claim a dropped catch against Pakistan.

Ramdin was found guilty of 'conduct contrary to the spirit of the game' at a disciplinary hearing in London following his actions in the ICC Champions Trophy clash at the Oval last Friday.

The 28-year-old will now likely miss games against India and South Africa and was also fined his match payment from the West Indies' tournament opener.

Ramdin has 24 hours to appeal the decision, and could well feature against India should he choose to do so, although Johnson Charles will be readied as his replacement.

The incident occurred in the ninth over of the Group B clash, Ramdin claiming a catch off Misbah-ul-Haq from the bowling of Kemar Roach, despite losing control of the ball as he dived forward in an attempt to secure the wicket of the Pakistani skipper.

Misbah would go on to score an unbeaten 96 but could not prevent the West Indies from taking a two-wicket victory.

In a statement, match referee Chris Broad said: "This is regarded as a serious offence as it is the responsibility of all players to act in the spirit of the game.

"I hope Mr Ramdin has learnt his lesson from this incident and that we will not see such behaviour by him or any player in the future."

No stranger to controversy, Ramdin was fined 20 percent of his match payment for a protest directed at West Indies legend Viv Richards during a Test match with England at Edgbaston in June 2012.

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First Posted 11 June, 2013 8:25AM AEDT

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