File photo of Khaleel Ahmed Photograph:( Reuters )
Khaleel admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by the match referee.
India's left-arm speedster Khaleel Ahmed, who played a vital role yesterday in India's victory over West Indies in the 4th ODI, on Tuesday received an official warning and a demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The incident took place in the 14th over, when Khaleel, after having Samuels caught in the slips by Rohit Sharma, advanced aggressively towards the departing batsman, which, in the view of the on-field umpires, could have provoked a reaction from the Windies player.
"India's Khaleel Ahmed received an official warning and one demerit point for advancing aggressively towards Marlon Samuels after dismissing the batsman during the fourth one-day international between India and the Windies on Monday," the ICC said in a statement.
"The India fast bowler, who returned figures of 3/13, was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the Code, which relates to 'using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an international match," it added.
After the match, Khaleel admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by the match referee.
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.