India vs England: Ishant Sharma Found Guilty Of Breaching ICC Code Of Conduct

Updated: 04 August 2018 18:55 IST

Ishant Sharma admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees

India vs England: Ishant Sharma Found Guilty Of Breaching ICC Code Of Conduct
Ishant Sharma fined 15 percent of his match fee for Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. © Reuters

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 percent of his match fee and has also received one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third days play in the first Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday. The India fast bowler was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which 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", according to an ICC release.

The incident happened during the first session's play on Friday when Ishant celebrated the dismissal of Dawid Malan in close proximity to him, an action which in the view of the match officials had the potential to provoke an aggressive reaction from the departing batsman.

After the day's play, Ishant 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 Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson.

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

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Highlights
  • Ishant Sharma admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed
  • Ishant Sharma fined 15 percent of his match fee
  • Ishant celebrated the dismissal of Dawid Malan in close proximity to him
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