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Murray Goodwin

Murray Goodwin was reported for a level two breach of the ECB's discipline code in Sussex's Friends Life t20 contest with Essex on June 2

The England and Wales Cricket Board today confirmed that Jimmy Adams, Rob Key, Rikki Clarke, Simon Jones, Varun Chopra, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate and Murray Goodwin have received penalties under its discipline code.

During the LV= County Championship match between Hampshire and Sussex on May 4-7, Adams was reported by umpires Richard Illingworth and George Sharp for a level two breach of the code (showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

During the Friends Life t20 match between Sussex and Essex on June 2, (showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

Goodwin, who currently holds a reprimand under the fixed penalty system, and Adams have both received three penalty points, which will remain on their records for a period of two years.

During the championship match between Warwickshire and Lancashire on May 4-7, Clarke was reported by umpires Nigel Llong and Tim Robinson for a level one breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

During the championship match between Kent and Northamptonshire on May 4-7, Key was reported by umpires Nigel Cowley and Rob Bailey for a level one breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

During the Clydesdale Bank 40 match between Hampshire and Surrey on May 22, Jones was reported by umpires Kettleborough and Graham Lloyd for a level one breach of the code (bowling an accidental high full pitched delivery that resulted in being disallowed from bowling further in the innings).

During the CB40 match between Warwickshire and Durham on May 22, Chopra was reported by umpires Llong and Paul Baldwin for a level one breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

During the CB40 match between Sussex and Kent on May 22, Rana was reported by umpires Peter Willey and Jeff Evans for a level one breach of the code (using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or making an obscene gesture).

During the championship match between Essex and Gloucestershire on May 29-June 1, ten Doeschate was reported by umpires Evans and Steve Garrett for a level one breach of the code (bowling an accidental high full pitched delivery that resulted in being disallowed from bowling further in the innings).

Clarke, who currently holds three penalty points, Key, Jones, Chopra, Rana and ten Doeschate have all received reprimands. These penalties will remain on their records for a period of two years. Any further level one breach during that period will result in an automatic imposition of three penalty points.

The accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two-year period will result in an automatic suspension.