ICC WC Qualifier: Rohan Mustafa, Sean Williams fined for indiscipline

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 24, 2018, 10:13 AM(IST)

The incident happened on the final ball of the 37th over when the two players exchanged inappropriate language after Rohan dismissed Williams. Photograph:( Twitter )

United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricket team skipper Rohan Mustafa and Zimbabwe batsman Sean Williams have been fined 15 per cent of their match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

Both the players breached the code of conduct during their Thursday's Super Six match in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at the Harare Sports Club.

Rohan was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, 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".

While Williams was found guilty of violating Article 2.1.4, which deals with "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match".

Apart from fine, one demerit point each has been added to the disciplinary records of the two players.

The incident happened on the final ball of the 37th over when the two players exchanged inappropriate language after Rohan dismissed Williams.

later, they admitted their offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by David Jukes.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Gregory Brathwaite, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth umpire Simon Fry.

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. 

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