Trent Boult, Mahmudullah Riyad Charged for Breaching ICC’s Code of Conduct
New Zealand speedster Trent Boult and Bangladesh’s senior all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad have been charged 15 and 10 per cent on Sunday (February 15) of their match fees. The duo was fined for breaching the Level 1 of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code of Conduct.
Regarding the level 1 breach, the maximum penalty is half of the match fee with two demerit point. The minimum penalty includes the official warning.
Besides, Mahmudullah had played a remarkable role during his international stint for the Tigers. The two veterans of the international fold were fined following the fallout of two separate unfortunate incidents. The Hagley Oval in Christchurch has hosted the second One-dayer on February 16 (Saturday).
In Kiwis eight-wicket win over the Tigers, Boult picked a wicket after conceding 49 runs in his quota of 10 overs. The On-field umpires Shaun Haig, Marais Erasmus including third umpire Sundaram Ravi and fourth umpire Wayne Knights, charged the duo.
Owing to misconduct, Mahmudullah hits the picket fence following his dismissal.
The right-handed batsman Mahmudullah managed to score seven before leg-spinner Todd Astle claimed his wicket.
Players accept suspension:
The duo has also accepted the sanctions by the match referee Steve Bernard respectively. However, there was no requirement for the formal hearing. Both the players bagged over a demerit point each following the misconduct. Pertinently, the world governing body revised the law in September 2016.
Also, the 33-year-old Mahmudullah is guilty of violating Article 2.2 of the world board’s Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. The article covers the equipment of the ground in the international fold, in particular.
On the other side, the left-arm paceman breached Article 2.3 while considering the ‘audible obscenity’.
Meanwhile, the Black Caps lead the three-match series 2-0. Opening batsman Martin Guptill has slammed back-to-back hundreds. The third and final ODI will commence in Dunedin on Wednesday (February 20).
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