Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth One-Day International against Ireland in Belfast on Sunday.
The 31-year-old was found to be in violation of Level 1 Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”
The incident happened during the sixth over of Ireland’s run-chase when Nabi claimed that he had kept the ball in play by stopping Ed Joyce’s cover drive inside the boundary. However, photographic evidence later confirmed that Nabi was in contact with the ball whilst outside the boundary when he had flicked the ball for Rashid Khan to help run-out Joyce.
Nabi admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC Match Referee David Jukes. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Alan Neill and C.Shamshuddin, as well as third umpire Roly Black.