ENG vs IND 2018, 1st Test - Ishant Sharma Fined for Breaching Code of Conduct

ENG vs IND 2018, 1st Test – Ishant Sharma Fined for Breaching Code of Conduct

Ishant Sharma, England vs India 2018
Ishant Sharma. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

India’s fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been fined 15% of his match fees and also received one demerit point. The lanky fast bowler is fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. Ishant was found guilty of a Level 1 offense.

The India fast bowler 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,” as per the statement of ICC Media.

Ishant Sharma, England vs India 2018
Ishant Sharma celebrates his wicket. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Ishant Sharma faces the fine.

The incident happened in the opening session of the Day 3. Ishant Sharma gave a send-off to Dawid Malan after dismissing the southpaw batsman. Ishant went in close proximity to the batsman and said something to the left-hander.

After the end of day’s play, Ishant Sharma accepted the sanctions imposed by Jeff Crowe. Thus, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Ishant Sharma, England vs India 2018
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: Ishant Sharma of India celebrates dismissing Dawid Malan of England during day three of Specsavers 1st Test match between England and India at Edgbaston on August 3, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The charge imposed by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson.

Level 1 breaches generally carry a minimum deduction in the match fees. Furthermore, the player also receives a one or two demerit points.

Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma was able to take a fine five-wicket haul as he was instrumental in getting England out. The tall fast bowler was finally able to find his right line and length in the second. Thus, the pacer was able to make the most of his experience.

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