International Cricket Council punish England’s Stuart Broad

NOTTINGHAM: England’s Stuart Broad has been fined and disciplined by the International Cricket Council for his send-off of Rishabh Pant during the ongoing third Test against India at Trent Bridge, the global governing body said Tuesday.

Broad dismissed debutant wicket-keeper Pant in India´s first innings on Sunday and was deemed by umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney to have “walked towards the batsman and spoke in an aggressive manner”.

Stuart Broad was fined 15 per cent of match fee along and handed a demerit point for breaching ICC’s Code of Conduct relating 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,” an ICC release stated on Tuesday (August 21).

The charges were laid by the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney along with third umpire Aleem Dar. Broad accepted the sanction levied by match referee Jeff Crowe, without the need of a formal hearing. Broad admitted breaching the ICC´s code of conduct and was fined 15 percent of his match fee by match referee Jeff Crowe.

The fast bowler, whose father Chris Broad is himself an ICC match referee, as well as a former England opening batsman, also had one demerit point added to his disciplinary record.


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