Dubai [UAE], April 3: The 20-year-old Pakistani player, Shadab Khan, was fined on the grounds of violating the player’s code of conduct in a Twenty20 against the West Indies. Reparations were enforced by deducting 20% of his match fee along with a demerit point.
“The Pakistan wrist spinner 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 dismissal during an international match’,” the ICC said in a statement.
The incident took place during the ninth over of the Windies’ innings when Khan pointed his fingers and made an inappropriate comment at the departing figure of Walton. He, also being the teammate of Walton in Islamabad United, admitted his mistake and accepted the sanctions proposed by the match referee.
As per the ICC’s code, Level 1 violations hold a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, and a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points. Since this being Khan’s first offense, if he accumulates three more demerit points in a period of 24 months, a suspension will be imposed.