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 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.
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.