ICC Code of Conduct Level 1 breaches : August’17

Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

Demerit Points to remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from their imposition following which they will be expunged.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

 

1. Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day’s play in the Dhaka Test against Australia. Tamim was found to have breached 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.” In addition to the fine for his breach of Article 2.1.1, one demerit point has been added to Tamim’s disciplinary record. Since Tamim had come into the match with one demerit point against his name, he is now on two demerit points.

Pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if Tamim reaches four or more demerit points** within a 24-month period, they will be converted into suspension points* and he will be banned. Tamim had received the earlier demerit point during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on 16 March 2017.

The incident happened in the first session of the fourth day’s play when Tamim debated continuously with the umpires while the Australian batsmen were changing their gloves regularly. Shortly thereafter, he approached Matthew Wade and gestured towards him to leave the field upon his dismissal. After the match, Tamim admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Nigel Llong, third umpire Ian Gould, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, and fourth umpire Anisur Rahman.

2. Windies captain Jason Holder has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day’s play in the Headingley Test against England.

Holder was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. In addition to the reprimand for his breach of Article 2.1.4, one demerit point was added to Holder’s disciplinary record.

Pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if Holder reaches four or more demerit points** within a 24-month period, they will be converted into suspension points* and he will be banned. During the 70th over of England’s second innings, Holder, who was the bowler, twice made inappropriate comments in frustration which were audible enough to be heard by both the on-field umpires.

After the end of the day’s play, Holder admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and S. Ravi, third umpire Marais Erasmus, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, and fourth umpire Nick Cook.

3.  Ben Stokes of England received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day’s play in the Headingley Test against the Windies.

Stokes was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

In addition to the reprimand for his breach of Article 2.1.4, one demerit point has been added to Stokes’s disciplinary record.

Stokes had come into this match with two demerit points against his name. As such, he is now on three demerit points and pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if he reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they will be converted into suspension points* and he will be banned.

The incident happened in the 101st over of the Windies innings, when Ben Stokes reacted in frustration after being edged by Shai Hope for a boundary by making an inappropriate comment which was clearly audible through the stump mic and also heard by the match officials.

After the end of Saturday’s play, Stokes admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and S. Ravi, third umpire Marais Erasmus, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth umpire Nick Cook.

 

 

 

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