England pacer Stuart Broad was penalized 15 percent of his match fees for breaching ICC Code of Conduct (Level 1) on Day 2 of the ongoing test match against India at Nottingham.
The fast bowler was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code. In addition to this, a demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Broad.
Note: The article relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”The code was revised in September 2016.
The incident occurred after Stuart Broad got debutant Rishabh Pant for just 1 run. He walked towards the batsman and spoke in an aggressive manner. It could have proved an aggressive reaction from the dismissed batsman.
However, Broad admitted the offense and accepted the sanction by the officials of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
On field umpires, Chris Gaffaney, Marais Erasmus, and 3rd Umpire Aleem Dar had earlier leveled the charges.
Level 1 breach carries a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty pertaining to a penalty of 50 percent match including 1-2 demerit points.
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