Ishant Sharma fined 15% match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

WION Web Team
Birmingham, UK Published: Aug 05, 2018, 12:08 PM(IST)

Ishant Sharma reacts during the match. Photograph:( Reuters )

Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 per cent match fee for his celebration after picking the wicket of Dawid Malan in the first Test at Edgbaston.

He is also given one demerit point under the International Cricket Council's code of conduct for the send-off he gave to Malan in the first inning.

Indian pacer Sharma 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."

Ishant Sharma, who was found guilty of Level 1 charge, accepted the sanction placed by match referee Jeff Crowe.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus, as well as reserve official Tim Robinson.

When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, these are converted into suspension points and lead to a ban from international cricket.

Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two one-day internationals or two Twenty20 internationals, depending on which type of fixture comes first for the player concerned.

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