Joseph reprimanded for breaching ICC code of conduct

Alzarri Joseph

West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has been reprimanded and handed one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during Wednesday’s ODI against Bangladesh.

The 21-year-old Joseph received an official reprimand following his actions towards Bangladeshi opening batsman Anamul Haque in the second ODI in Guyana which the Windies won by three runs.

After dismissing Haque in the third over, Joseph gestured the opener back to the dressing room.

He 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”.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Gregory Brathwaite, third umpire S Ravi, as well as fourth umpire Joel Wilson.

After the match, Joseph admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

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