Graeme Swann receives England and Wales Cricket Board penalty

Graeme Swann
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Graeme Swann receives three ECB penalty points for his actions against umpires Steve Garratt and Peter Willey.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Nottinghamshire spinner Graeme Swann has received a disciplinary penalty for his actions during his county's County Championship match against Durham.

Umpires Steve Garratt and Peter Willey reported Swann for a Level Two breach of the ECB disciplinary code, which amounts to "showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action".

An ECB statement said: "The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed that Graeme Swann has received a penalty under the ECB's discipline code.

"The penalty for this offence is three penalty points which will remain on his record for a period of two years."

Nine or more penalty points in the space of two years would result in Swann facing a suspension.

Alastair Cook
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