Indian batsman Manish Pandey has been charged 25 per cent of match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct in the ongoing Quadrangular series in Australia. Pandey expressed his discomfort over the decision by raising his right hand. Later, Pandey was found breaching Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct which is showing dissent over umpire’s decision. He committed a level 1 offence. As Pandey committed to the offence he was fined with 30 per cent of the match fees initially which was curtailed down to 25 per cent afterwards by Match Referee Peter Marshall. Pandey was batting on 31 off 30 balls on Monday against National Performance Squad (NPS).
India A was performing well in the match as Pandey and Karun Nair had shared a 48 run partnership off 52 balls. Mitchell Swepson bowled the second ball of his over which struck on Pandey’s pads. Pandey could not judge the flipper as the ball struck him on pads. The ball went to Sam Heazlett at first slip who took a catch diving towards right. Umpire’s finger went up straight away to which Pandey expressed his dissent. Pandey felt that the ball had not taken an inside edge and struck him right on the pads as the ball was going down the leg stump.
However, Pandey’s dismissal had no impact on the game’s outcome as India won convincingly against NPS by 86 runs.
In this tournament Pandey so far ahs scored a hundred and a duck. India A have made a comeback in the series after a disappointing defeat at the hands of Australia A.