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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur reprimanded for breaching ICC code of conduct

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 December 2018, 11:43 IST
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Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has received an official warning and one demerit point for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the third day's play of their recently-concluded first Test of the ongoing three-match series against South Africa at Centurion on Friday.

Arthur was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match'.

The incident happened in the ninth over of South Africa's second innings when Arthur, after TV umpire Joel Wilson had decided in favour of Dean Elgar, entered the TV umpire's room and expressed dissent at Wilson's decision by first questioning him and then storming out of the room.

After the match, the Pakistan coach admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee David Boon. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was laid by third umpire Joel Wilson.

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.

Pakistan, which lost the first Test by six wickets, will take on South Africa in the second Test from January 3 to 7 at Capetown.


First published: 31 December 2018, 11:43 IST