The England and Wales Cricket Board today confirmed that Surrey batsman Mark Ramprakash has received a penalty under its discipline code.
During the LV= County Championship match between Surrey and Worcestershire on April 19-22 2012, Ramprakash was reported by umpires Nigel Llong 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).
As this incident follows a previous breach of the fixed penalty system within the last two years, Ramprakash has received three penalty points. This penalty will remain on his record for a period of two years and he now holds six penalty points.
The accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two-year period will result in an automatic suspension.