World Cup 2023: Rahmanullah Gurbaz was reprimanded for transgressing the code of conduct
By siliconindia | Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 12:44:34 PM IST
Afghanistan player Rahmanullah Gurbaz was given an official reprimand for violating Level 1 of the Code of Conduct during their ICC ODI World Cup 2023 league match against England in Delhi, according to a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC). Gurbaz was found to have violated Article 2.2, which deals with "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment, or fixtures and fittings during an International Match".
In addition to the reprimand, one demerit point has been added to Gurbaz’s disciplinary record, his first offense in the 24-month period. When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points, and a player is banned.
The incident occurred during the 19th over of Afghanistan's innings when Gurbaz slammed his bat on the boundary rope and chair when leaving the field after being run out for 80. Gurbaz admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points. The victory over England was Afghanistan’s first at the World Cup, with their next match coming against unbeaten New Zealand in Chennai.
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