Jasprit Bumrah Reprimanded for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct:

News by “Sana Ullah”

India’s pace bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, has been officially reprimanded for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening match of the ICC World Test Championship series against England in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Bumrah was found guilty of infringing Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee, or any other person (including a spectator during an International Match).”

Furthermore, one demerit point has been accrued to Bumrah’s disciplinary record, marking his first offense within a 24-month period.

The incident unfolded during the 81st over of England’s second innings when Bumrah, following his delivery, intentionally obstructed Ollie Pope’s path as the batsman attempted to complete a run, resulting in unwarranted physical contact.

Bumrah confessed to the transgression and acknowledged the penalty proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, thereby obviating the necessity for a formal hearing.

The charge was imposed by on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus, and fourth umpire Rohan Pandit.

Level 1 violations incur a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Editorial Notes:

  • Upon accumulating four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points, resulting in a ban.
  • Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever comes first for the player.
  • Demerit Points remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for twenty-four (24) months from their imposition, after which they will be expunged.

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