Fair Play & ICC Match Referees

Ridley Jacobs suspended for three ODIs


July 5, 2001

West Indian wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs has been suspended for three One Day Internationals against Kenya, on August 15, 16 and 19 as a result of an incident during the Coca Cola Cup ODI against India at Harare on Wednesday. The incident involved a stumping of an Indian batsman by Jacobs. The television reply showed that Jacobs had stumped Sehwag whilst the ball was clearly in Jacobs' left hand which was nowhere near the broken wicket.

Latif banned for five matches over disputed catch

Wisden CricInfo staff

September 7, 2003

Rashid Latif, Pakistan's captain, has been banned for five one-day internationals after being found guilty of violating the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct during the third Test against Bangladesh at Multan.

This means that Latif will miss the entire one-day series against Bangladesh. Inzamam-ul-Haq has been named captain in Latif's enforced absence. Kamran Akmal will keep wicket.

Mike Procter, the match referee, upheld a complaint made by the Bangladesh team. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, Procter said ""I have listened to both parties at length and feel there is good evidence against Latif."

Bangladesh lodged an official protest on Saturday, claiming that Latif knowingly claimed a dropped catch during the day's play. It is alleged that Latif failed to tell the umpire that he had grounded the ball which dismissed Alok Kapali.

Latif appeared to pull off a spectacular take flying in front of first slip, but television replays showed the ball popping out of his gloves as he got up from the floor after rolling over twice.

Now watch this video:

Mike Procter was the Match Referee for this game as well. Ponting claimed, CLAIMED the catch.

What did Procter do? Nothing.

Asked why he had appealed (against Dhoni) despite grounding the ball running from silly-point, Ponting said, “Are you questioning my integrity? There’s no way I grounded that ball.

And what was Procter doing in this Test match?

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