ICC fines Indian player for breaching code of conduct

ICC fines Indian player for breaching code of conduct

DUBAI - *The International Cricket Council has decided to fine India’s Ishant Sharma for breaching its code of conduct.*

The Indian pacer has been fined 15% of his match salary and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC code of conduct for players and player support personnel during the third day’s play in the first test against England at Edgbaston.

The cricketer was found guilty of violating article 2.1.7 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”.

The fast bowler was charged by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson.

The incident took place when Sharma celebrated the dismissal of England’s Dawid Malan while being too close to him.

Sharma admitted his offence and accepted the sanctions. There was no official meeting held following the incident.