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West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for criticising the umpires involved in Chris Gayle’s dismissal in Tuesday’s second one-day international defeat to England at the Kia Oval.

Bravo questioned the decision not to overturn Tony Hill’s lbw verdict when opening batsman Gayle reviewed after being struck on the pad by Graeme Swann with 53 to his name. TV umpire Kumar Dharmasena decided replays showed the ball hitting Gayle’s front pad fractionally before the inside edge of his bat.

Bravo pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence, contrary to clause 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players or team officials which covers inappropriate public comment.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees said: "Dwayne unfortunately went over the mark in describing the Chris Gayle decision and used comments that criticised both the on-field and TV umpire."

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